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Jul 26, 2017, 16:32 ET Concord Coalition Denounces Assault on CBO

The Concord Coalition warned today that the latest attacks on the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) threaten to destroy its ability to provide...


Jul 13, 2017, 17:36 ET Trustees Show Need for Social Security, Medicare Reforms

This year's reports from the trustees of Social Security and Medicare highlight the need for substantial reforms to both programs that can put them...


Jun 29, 2017, 16:34 ET CBO Report Shows The Costs Of Procrastination

The Concord Coalition said today that updated projections by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) underscore the need for President Trump and...


Jun 22, 2017, 12:25 ET As Fiscal Pressures Mount, Concord Coalition Forum in Washington Will Look at Key Lessons for the Future

It's late June and Washington has no budget, no agreement on health care reform, no sign of tax reform, growing worries about a government shutdown...


May 23, 2017, 14:18 ET Trump Budget Lacks Credible Debt-Reduction Path

The Concord Coalition expressed disappointment today in President Trump's first budget proposal, saying it relies on improbable assertions...


Apr 26, 2017, 16:40 ET Massive Tax Cuts Won't Reduce Massive Debt

The Concord Coalition expressed concern with President Trump's new tax plan today, saying the administration has not shown how it could be...


Mar 30, 2017, 14:12 ET Concord Coalition: CBO Provides Timely Warning on Unsustainable Long-Term Trends

Long-term projections released today by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) provide a timely warning for President Trump and Congress as they...


Mar 16, 2017, 16:05 ET Trump's First Budget Proposals Leave Much Unanswered

The Concord Coalition expressed disappointment today that President Trump's initial set of budget proposals does not include any deficit reduction...


Feb 28, 2017, 23:46 ET President's Speech to Congress Overlooks Fiscal Challenges

The Concord Coalition expressed concern tonight that President Trump's speech to a joint session of Congress failed to discuss in any detail how...


Jan 24, 2017, 14:44 ET New Projections Show Need for Trump, Congress to Focus on Fiscal Reforms

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) today released new projections confirming that federal deficits and the accumulated debt remain on an...


Dec 01, 2016, 12:48 ET Twelve Things to Look For in President Trump's First Budget

As Donald Trump prepares to become the nation's 45th president, he must quickly turn his attention to converting campaign promises, which lacked...


Nov 09, 2016, 12:29 ET Difficult Fiscal Challenges Will Test the Leadership Skills of the New President and Congress

The Concord Coalition salutes all of those who put themselves forward in Tuesday's elections to lead our nation. We congratulate the winners. Now...


Oct 19, 2016, 23:55 ET Third Presidential Debate Failed to Provide Public with Credible Plans for Dealing with the National Debt

The Concord Coalition expressed disappointment tonight that neither of the candidates in the final presidential debate provided voters with...


Sep 09, 2016, 11:41 ET Concord Coalition Urges Clinton, Trump To Explain How They Would Put Federal Budget On A More Responsible Course

In an open letter to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, The Concord Coalition today urged the presidential candidates to detail their proposals to...


Aug 23, 2016, 16:12 ET Concord Coalition: Updated Budget Projections Show Why Political Candidates Should Offer Credible Fiscal Reforms

 Projections released today by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) provide further evidence that candidates for federal office should address...


Jul 12, 2016, 14:50 ET Concord Coalition says, CBO's Long-Term Projections Show Need for Political Candidates to Address Growing Budget Challenge

Sobering 30-year projections that the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released today underscore the need for the 2016 presidential and...


Jun 22, 2016, 14:15 ET Trustees' Reports on Social Security and Medicare Again Show Unsustainable Paths, Deserve Focus From Public, Elected Officials and Candidates

Today's reports from the trustees of Social Security and Medicare confirm once again that these critical programs are on unsustainable paths and...


Mar 11, 2016, 14:54 ET Concord Coalition Co-Chairs Remind 2016 Candidates: 'The Debt Is Your Running Mate'

With voters going to the polls in several key primary and caucus states on March 15, The Concord Coalition reminded all candidates today that...


Feb 09, 2016, 15:46 ET Concord Coalition Says President's Budget Would Stabilize Debt But Not Put It On A Sustainable Path

The Concord Coalition said today that while President Obama's proposed budget would lower projected deficits and keep the debt stable as a share of...


Jan 28, 2016, 10:06 ET 'First Budget' Report Finds Candidates Fall Short on Plans To Deal With The Federal Debt

A new assessment of 2016 presidential candidates by First Budget, a joint initiative of the Campaign to Fix the Debt and The Concord Coalition,...


Jan 19, 2016, 14:48 ET CBO Update Shows Growing Debt Burden Will Face Next President

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released projections today that show the federal deficit rising this year for the first time since 2009 and...


Jan 14, 2016, 11:18 ET The Concord Coalition Names Former Senators Bob Kerrey and Jack Danforth As Co-Chairs

The Concord Coalition today announced two new co-chairs who have long been known for their work to promote greater fiscal responsibility in...


Dec 16, 2015, 15:48 ET Tax Legislation Would Raise the Debt, Violate Lawmakers' Own Budget

Despite their frequent expressions of concern about the federal debt, lawmakers are pursuing a plan that would add hundreds of billions of dollars...


Nov 30, 2015, 14:02 ET Donald Trump to Discuss His Budget Proposals Tomorrow in Fiscal Fridays Interview

 Donald Trump, the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, will discuss his federal budget plans in a live studio interview at...


Oct 27, 2015, 12:56 ET Concord Coalition: Budget Agreement Imperfect But Acceptable Compromise

The Concord Coalition said today that the proposed budget deal to increase the debt ceiling, remove some sequester spending cuts and enact changes...