March 28, 2017

Publications

21 Mar, 2017 - Special Publication

In a recent op-ed Robert L. Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, and Maya MacGuineas, head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt, explain why President Trump's so-called "skinny budget" deserves a grade of "incomplete" -- and what more should be included in the subsequent budget proposals he has promised. This article appeared in The Des Moines Register in Iowa and...

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16 Mar, 2017 - Issue Brief
It’s Time To Reform the Statutory Debt LimitI. Introduction Congress voted in November 2015 to again suspend the federal debt limit. On March 16, 2017, it went back into effect and was set at the level necessary to include all debt racked up prior to that date ($19.808 trillion). While in the... Read More
16 Mar, 2017 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition expressed disappointment today that President Trump’s initial set of budget proposals does not include any deficit reduction or an overall deficit-reduction target for the coming years and focuses only on the third of the budget subject to annual appropriation. “... Read More
14 Mar, 2017 - Special Publication
Republicans attacked the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) over its coverage projections for House GOP legislation to repeal and replace portions of the Affordable Care Act, a March 14 story in CQ (subscription-based) reported. The story, by Kellie Mejdrich, included warnings from some budget... Read More
7 Mar, 2017 - Special Publication
Economic stability and quality-of-life could suffer in the long term as the result of recurring budget shortfalls, according to a March 5 editorial in The Nashua Telegraph. The editorial also notes that the nation’s debt buildup is alarming, especially when taking into consideration our nation’s... Read More
1 Mar, 2017 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition expressed concern tonight that President Trump’s speech to a joint session of Congress failed to discuss in any detail how his administration planned to meet the nation’s key fiscal challenges or finance his new proposals. “In tonight's speech the president... Read More
31 Jan, 2017 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/issuebrief-1-31-17-threekeypoints-forpdf.pdf
On Jan. 24, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its budget and economic projections for the next 10 years showing a $9.4 trillion cumulative increase in budget deficits. The projections assume that current law remains in place. The Concord Coalition urges President Trump and the new... Read More
24 Jan, 2017 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) today released new projections confirming that federal deficits and the accumulated debt remain on an unsustainable path -- a problem that The Concord Coalition urges the new administration and Congress to address as quickly as possible. “... Read More
10 Jan, 2017 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/issuebrief-2017-threesuggestions_0.pdf
President-elect Donald Trump and the new Congress have many challenges to tackle. Hovering over all of them is our nation’s unsustainable fiscal policy. New proposals, whether on the spending or tax side of the budget, will not be credible if they rely on an infusion of ever-mounting debt. The... Read More
29 Nov, 2016 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/issuebrief-trumpbudget-feb.update_2.pdf
Now several weeks into his administration, President Trump must quickly turn his attention to converting past promises, which lacked detail, into his first budget for the coming fiscal year. While presidential budgets are advisory to Congress, Republican control of both the House and Senate means... Read More
9 Nov, 2016 - Special Publication
Tuesday's election results will give Republicans the opportunity to pursue a more right-leaning budget and appropriations agenda, but the GOP may have internal disagreements on what that agenda will be, according to a Nov. 09 story in CQ (subscription based). The story, by Paul M. Krawzak,... Read More