April 19, 2015

Publications

13 Apr, 2015 - Issue Brief

Introduction

The Highway Trust Fund provides the financing structure for federal investment in transportation projects. It consists of two accounts: the highway account, which supports projects for the interstae sysem and other roads, and the transit account, which supports light rail and other mass transit projects across the country.

Motor fuels taxes serve as the primary dedicated revenue source for the fund. These taxes -- on gasoline and diesel -- provide most of the fund’s revenue.

The trust fund finances...

Recent Publications

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10 Apr, 2015 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for The Hill, Ben Ritz, legislative outreach director for The Concord Coalition, says after the agreement to not offset some of the cost of replacing Medicare's sustainable growth rate formula, Congress should rethink how it addresses budgetary "circuit-breakers," and can start by... Read More
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2 Apr, 2015 - Press Release
CONCORD, N.H. --  First Budget brought its message for the 2016 presidential election to New Hampshire today as part of its campaign to highlight the growing federal debt. First Budget, a joint effort of The Concord Coalition and the Campaign to Fix the Debt, is active in New Hampshire and... Read More
31 Mar, 2015 - Press Release
Two Former Congressmen Urge 2016 Candidates to Highlight Fiscal Plans Pella, Iowa – A group of Iowans today got a chance to do something that has long eluded Congress: Make tough budget choices to put the federal deficit on a sustainable downward path. They enthusiastically tackled the job in the... Read More
31 Mar, 2015 - Issue Brief
It’s Time To Reform the Statutory Debt LimitI. IntroductionCongress voted last February to again suspend the federal debt limit. On March 15, 2015, it went back into effect and was set at the level necessary to include all debt racked up prior to that date. While in the past there has been a debate... Read More
24 Mar, 2015 - Press Release
UPDATE (APRIL 2): A live videocast of this program can be found at the University of New Hampshire's internet broadcasting website today starting at noon.  CONCORD, N.H. -- Two outspoken advocates of comprehensive fiscal reform, former Senators Judd Gregg (R-N.H.) and Evan Bayh (D-... Read More
22 Mar, 2015 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for the New Hampshire Union Leader, former Congressmen Richard Swett and William Zeliff say New Hampshire citizens should ask presidential candidates about their plans to put the federal budget on a more sustainable course. Zeliff, a Republican, and Swett, a Democrat, are involved with... Read More
20 Mar, 2015 - Special Publication
Robert Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, and several other budget and health care experts recently wrote to Congressional leaders recommending that they fully offset the cost of replacing the sustainable growth rate, which determines payment rates for Medicare providers. The other... Read More
17 Mar, 2015 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today welcomed the proposed House budget resolution for its goal of reining in future deficits but cautioned against assumptions of reduced spending that are vague and unrealistic, and against revenue projections that are at odds with recent tax-cut legislation... Read More
2 Mar, 2015 - Special Publication
Former Senators Judd Gregg (R-N.H.) and Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) are scheduled to discuss the “First Budget” initiative as guests on MSNBC’s Morning Joe program tomorrow, starting at 7:40 a.m. EST. First Budget is a joint nonpartisan initiative of The Concord Coalition and the Campaign to Fix the Debt to... Read More
23 Feb, 2015 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for Roll Call, former Senators Judd Gregg (R-N.H.) and Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) explain how the country’s aging population, rising health care costs and deeply flawed tax system are putting more and more pressure on the federal budget, and they note that the "First Budget" campaign will... Read More