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Washington’s Fiscal Dysfunction: No Budget, No Bills, No Bonds ... No Shame - by The Boston CFOLC
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Washington’s Fiscal Dysfunction: No Budget, No Bills, No Bonds ... No Shame  - by The Boston CFOLC

Washington's Fiscal Dysfunction: No Budget, No Bills, No Bonds.. No Shame hosted by: The Boston CFO Leadership Council Thursday, September 19, 2019 5:30-6:00 PM Registration & Networking | 6-7:00 PM Program | 7-8:00 PM Cocktail Party

When: Thursday September 19th, 2019
5:30-8:00 PM
Where: The Offices of Mintz
1 Financial Center
Boston, Massachusetts  02111
United States
Contact: Caroline Boyce

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Program Description


Join us on Thursday, September 19th, as we welcome one of our most popular speakers, Robert Bixby, Executive Director of the Concord Coalition, a nonpartisan, grassroots organization dedicated to fiscal responsibility. Recently interviewed on C-Span's Washington Journal, (click here) Mr. Bixby will discuss recent updates to the outlook for U.S. fiscal policy, why debt continues to grow at an unsustainable rate and what policymakers can do to change course. Mr. Bixby will discuss recent updates to outlook for U.S. fiscal policy, and why the declining deficits don't signal a sustainable trend. Immediately following the program, we will have a cocktail party.

Learning Objectives

Through this session, attendees will learn:

  • The role of demographics and health care costs in budget outcomes
  • Why economic projections have slowed                   
  • Why Washington's budget debates largely ignore key issues
  • Why the debt ceiling is a failed mechanism                                
  • What effects businesses might feel in the future
  • Potential fiscal reform and the prospects form enactment



Robert Bixby,  Executive Director, The Concord Coalition

Robert L. Bixby is executive director of The Concord Coalition, a nonpartisan organization that encourages fiscal responsibility in Washington and helps educate the public about the federal budget and the need to protect our children and future generations from excessive government debt.

Bixby joined Concord in 1992 and served in several positions, including policy director and national field director, before being named executive director in 1999. He has served as a member of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Debt Reduction Task Force (the Domenici-Rivlin commission), which produced a model plan for comprehensive fiscal reform.

He frequently speaks around the country on the nation’s fiscal challenges and possible bipartisan solutions, including greater government efficiency, tax reform and improvements in the entitlement program. He has testified at congressional hearings and been interviewed by news organizations around the country. Bixby has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, CNN and Fox News.

He and The Concord Coalition’s “Fiscal Wake-Up Tour” were also featured prominently in the critically-acclaimed documentary film “I.O.U.S.A.”

Bixby has a bachelor's degree in political science from American University, a juris doctorate from George Mason University School of Law, and a master's degree in public administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Before joining Concord, he practiced law and served as the chief staff attorney of the Court of Appeals of Virginia.



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All CFO Leadership Council members can attend this event for free.


Non-member senior financial executives who are CFOs, Vice Presidents of Finance, Directors of Finance and Controllers (or the like) are welcome to attend this program for $85.


Please note that service providers or any executives who are not senior financial executives (CFOs, Vice Presidents of Finance, Controllers, Directors of Finance, etc.) will not be admitted attendance to this event. The CFO Leadership Council reserves the right to decline any registration.

More Information

For more information about this program or The CFO Leadership Council, please contact Caroline Boyce, Marketing Director, Boston Chapter at

Cancellation Policy

If you would like to cancel your ticket or request a refund, please email . Refunds are available up to 24 hours prior to the program.

CPE Information


 Instructional method: Group-Live
 Recommended CPE Credits:  1 CPE credit in
 Experience Level: Basic

 Prerequisites/advance preparation: None


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