December 18, 2014

Recent Events

Tough Fiscal Choices for the 2016 Presidential Campaign; Kerrey and Danforth Update Findings of Their 1994 Commission
December 16, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Join former Senators Bob Kerrey and Jack Danforth as they release the 20 year anniversary update of their commission on entitlement and tax reform, and call for a new generation of leaders and voters to take up the cause of fiscal sustainability. Kerrey and...

Corridor Business Journal Health Care Summit
December 13, 2014 8:15am - 9:15am

Doug Holtz-Eakin, President of the American Action Forum and former Director of the Congressional Budget Office, along with Kenneth Thorpe,  Chair for the Rollins School of Public Health's Department of Health Policy & Management, discuss health policy and the challenges of the U.S....

Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert Bixby Speaks to Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
December 9, 2014 11:30am - 1:00pm

On Tuesday Robert L. Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, spoke to the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce on the precarious state of the federal budget, the rising debt and the need for broad fiscal reform. The speech touched on issues such as Social Security, health...

Iowa Taxpayers Association annual meeting
December 4, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Bob Bixby, Executive Director of The Concord Coalition will present an overview of the federal budget, fiscal challenges facing the nation, and opportunities for reform that can improve the fiscal outlook.

Drake Law School - Interactive Budget Exercise
November 17, 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Sara and Bob to lead Drake law students through the interactive budget exercise.

Opportunities For Fiscal Reform in The Next Congress
November 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert Bixby joined Steve Bell from the Bipartisan Policy Center and Marc Goldwein from the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget for a panel on opportunities for fiscal reform in the next Congress. Congressional staffers, members of the media and local...

University of North Carolina public policy - overview of the federal budget
November 11, 2014 2:00pm - 2:30pm

Sara Imhof to give an overview of the federal budget to undergrad public policy course, in advance of their conducting the interactive deficit-reduction exercise.

Financial Planners Association of Iowa - annual meeting
October 22, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Josh Gordon, Policy Director for The Concord Coalition, gave a presentation to financial planners in Iowa about the federal budget, structural deficits and their challenges given our aging society, and opportunities for tax reform.

Economic Summit: National Debt - The Impact, Forecast & Future
October 1, 2014 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Join us for a presentation and discussion of the U.S. debt crisis featuring Paul Stebbins.  Stebbins is the Chairman Ermeritus of World Fuel Services Corporation, a $40 billion comapny, and a business leader of the Campaign to Fix the Debt.

6-6:30pm: check in, networking


Fiscal Forum - Reducing the Deficit and Investing in the Future: Can We Do Both?
September 29, 2014 6:00pm - 8:00pm


TAMPA, FLA. –  Four experts on the federal budget will discuss...

Former Congressmen Challenge Students, Local Leaders to Find Ways to Tame Federal Deficits as Part of Frey Institute's Fall Symposium
September 29, 2014 9:00am - 2:00pm

Several former members of Congress were on hand at the University of Central Florida to challenge students to do something that lawmakers have found difficult: put the federal budget on a more sustainable path.

This budget exercise took place during the Lou Frey Institute’s fall...

WMT radio interview
September 26, 2014 7:15am - 7:45am

Sara Imhof to discuss briefly various fiscal policy challenges and opportunities on the WMT radio morning show with Doug Wagner.

Debt Busters - Indiana University Civic Learning Leaders group
September 22, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Concord's Communications Director will lead Civic Leaders students in the interactive Debt Busters exercise.

Principles and Priorities with Iowa Farm Bureau
September 10, 2014 9:00am - September 12, 2014 10:30am

Bob and chad facilaited a P+P with 22 members of the Iowa Farm Bureau. There were 22 people. All groups reduced the deficit. 

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Hosts The Concord Coalition
August 15, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Residents of the 17th district have an opportunity to try to reduce the national debt.