December 20, 2014

Publications

16 Dec, 2014 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- 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 called on Americans -- particularly presidential hopefuls -- to quickly address the nation’s fiscal challenges.

A bipartisan majority of the original Kerrey-Danforth commission warned that with an aging population and rising health care costs, the country was on an unsustainable budget...

Recent Publications

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10 Dec, 2014 - Special Publication
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/20th_anniversary_perspectives_0.pdf
Former U.S. Senator and Concord Coalition Co-Chair Bob Kerrey and former U.S. Senator Jack Danforth have updated their findings from their 1994 commission on entitlement and tax reform, and found that even after two decades, "current trends are not sustainable." The full report, which was developed... Read More
8 Dec, 2014 - Press Release
UPDATED DECEMBER 16**A video of the program can be viewed here. WASHINGTON -- Twenty years after the Kerrey-Danforth Commission on Entitlement and Tax Reform issued its seven bipartisan findings, the panel’s co-chairs on Dec. 16 will release an update and explain why such broad fiscal reforms... Read More
10 Nov, 2014 - Press Release
Updated November 14 WASHINGTON --  The Concord Coalition will host a panel discussion this Friday on Capitol Hill about opportunities for fiscal reform in the next Congress. The one-hour program, open to the public, will feature three of the nation’s leading non-partisan experts on the fiscal... Read More
30 Oct, 2014 - Special Publication
Former U.S. Senator and Concord Coalition Co-Chair Bob Kerrey and former U.S. Senator Jack Danforth wrote a recent op-ed for The Washington Post discussing the continued need for entitlement and tax reform 20 years after a presidential commission they co-chaired found that "current trends are not... Read More
28 Oct, 2014 - Special Publication
Former U.S. House members Tom Tauke (R-IA) and Leonard Boswell (D-IA), who are working with The Concord Coalition and Fix the Debt to raise awareness of the nation's fiscal challenges, wrote this recent op-ed for The Des Moines Register. The article can also be found here.  Iowa plays a unique... Read More
6 Oct, 2014 - Special Publication
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/key_questions_2014_2.pdf
As in past economic recoveries, the short-term federal budget picture has been improving. But deficits are projected to begin rising again in a few short years, Congress flounders over what were once considered routine decisions, and the nation remains on a long-term fiscal path that is simply... Read More
6 Oct, 2014 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- As candidates for federal office put their fall campaigns into high gear, The Concord Coalition today released its latest “Key Questions” that voters should ask them about the nation’s fiscal challenges. In doing so, Concord urges all candidates -- Democrats, Republicans and... Read More
3 Oct, 2014 - Special Publication
Judd Gregg, a member of The Concord Coalition's Board of Directors, wrote a recent op-ed for The Hill to discuss the need to reform Medicare due to the nation's demographic changes. Gregg is a former governor of New Hampshire and served as chairman and ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee... Read More
28 Sep, 2014 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for The Tampa Tribune, Robert L. Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, and Marc Goldwein, senior policy director for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, explain the need for lawmakers to enact broad fiscal reforms by setting priorities, avoiding gimmicks and... Read More
26 Sep, 2014 - Press Release
ORLANDO, FLA. – Several former members of Congress will be on hand at the University of Central Florida Monday to challenge students to do something that lawmakers have found difficult: put the federal budget on a more sustainable path. This budget exercise will take place during the Lou Frey... Read More