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Dec 16, 2014, 13:30 ET

Former Senators Robert Kerrey and John Danforth Release Update of 1994 Report on Entitlement and Tax Reform, Urge Presidential Candidates to Focus on Fiscal Challenges

Former U.S. Senators J. Robert Kerrey and John C. Danforth today released an update of a 1994 commission report on entitlement and tax reform and...

Dec 08, 2014, 13:47 ET

Former Senators John Danforth and Robert Kerrey To Release Update of 1994 Commission Report Calling for Bipartisan Entitlement and Tax Reform

The Concord Coalition announced today that twenty years after the Kerrey-Danforth Commission on Entitlement and Tax Reform issued its seven...

Nov 10, 2014, 13:47 ET

Panel this Friday on Capitol Hill To Discuss Opportunities for Fiscal Reform in the Next Congress

The Concord Coalition will host a panel discussion this Friday on Capitol Hill about opportunities for fiscal reform in the next Congress. The...

Oct 06, 2014, 18:03 ET

Concord Coalition Releases 'Key Questions' For Voters To Ask General Election Candidates

As candidates for federal office put their fall campaigns into high gear, The Concord Coalition today released its latest "Key Questions" that...

Aug 27, 2014, 15:12 ET

CBO Report Points To Population Aging As Fuel For Structural Deficits

 While there has been some recent good news for the federal budget, The Concord Coalition said today that updated projections from the...

Jul 28, 2014, 16:19 ET

Trustees' Reports Underscore Need For Prompt Reforms To Make Medicare, Social Security Programs Sustainable

 The Concord Coalition said today that the new reports from the Social Security and Medicare trustees highlight the need for prompt reform of...

Jul 15, 2014, 15:04 ET

CBO'S Long-Term Budget Outlook Shows There Are No Gimmicks To Get Around Demographics

 The Concord Coalition said today that new long-term projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) underscore the need for Washington...

Jun 26, 2014, 15:46 ET

Concord Coalition Honors Senators Tom Coburn And Dick Durbin With 2014 Economic Patriot Award

The Concord Coalition honored Senators Dick Durbin and Tom Coburn last night with the 2014 Paul E. Tsongas Economic Patriot Award for their strong...

Jun 19, 2014, 14:35 ET

Concord Coalition To Honor Senators Tom Coburn And Dick Durbin As Economic Patriots Wednesday Night In Washington

The Concord Coalition will honor Senators Dick Durbin and Tom Coburn on Wednesday, June 25, for their strong advocacy of fiscal...

May 13, 2014, 14:02 ET

Revised Online Game Lets Players Try Their Hands At Federal Deficit Reduction

 While lawmakers are working on appropriations bills to fund the government next year, they seem to have lost interest in trying to meet the...

Apr 01, 2014, 18:46 ET

Concord Coalition Welcomes Ryan Budget Proposal But Expresses Doubts On The Details

The Concord Coalition today welcomed the budget proposal from House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan but expressed concern that it does not...

Mar 04, 2014, 17:53 ET

President's Campaign-Year Budget Plan Is Unlikely To Foster Progress On The Nation's Key Fiscal Challenges

The Concord Coalition expressed disappointment today that President Obama's proposed 2015 budget shifts the administration's focus away from the...

Feb 10, 2014, 13:33 ET

Concord Coalition Warns Against Backsliding In Washington On Pay-As-You-Go Standard

With the Senate this week considering repeal of the recent reduction in cost-of-living (COLA) increases for working-age military retirees, The...

Feb 04, 2014, 15:23 ET

Concord Coalition Says CBO Report Shows That Despite Dropping Deficit, The Nation's Big Fiscal Challenges Must Still Be Addressed

Although the federal deficit is currently dropping, The Concord Coalition said today that new projections by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO)...

Oct 11, 2013, 11:51 ET

Concord Coalition Honors Nunn, Rivlin, Domenici, Brock and Gray as Economic Patriots

The Concord Coalition honored five individuals last night for their distinguished public service with the 2013 Paul E. Tsongas Economic Patriot...

Oct 07, 2013, 14:03 ET

Concord Coalition To Honor Nunn, Rivlin, Domenici, Brock And Gray As Economic Patriots This Thursday In Washington

The Concord Coalition will honor five individuals on Thursday for their many years of distinguished public service with the 2013 Paul E. Tsongas...

Oct 01, 2013, 13:40 ET

Washington Must Quickly Resolve Impasses On Federal Budget And The Debt Limit

The Concord Coalition today urged elected officials in Washington to put an end to the government shutdown by quickly resolving their differences...

Sep 17, 2013, 15:34 ET

Despite Lower Deficit, CBO's New Long-Term Budget Projections Show Need For Broad Fiscal Reforms

 The Concord Coalition said today that updated long-term projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) show why Washington must...

Jul 24, 2013, 11:28 ET

Concord Coalition Praises Plan To Focus More Attention On Intergenerational Fairness, Long-Term Impact Of Budget Decisions

 The Concord Coalition today praised the bipartisan leadership of Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) for introducing...

May 31, 2013, 15:04 ET

Concord Coalition Says Social Security And Medicare Trustees Report Shows The Need For Resumed Budget Negotiations

With today's Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report showing the growing strain the two programs will have on general revenues in the years...