February 22, 2017

Publications

Recent Publications

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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 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition salutes all of those who put themselves forward in Tuesday’s elections to lead our nation. We congratulate the winners.  Now that the people have spoken, the task ahead is to govern. That will not be easy given the deep divisions created during a long... Read More
9 Nov, 2016 - Special Publication
The House and Senate will likely struggle to agree on and pass a budget resolution, even with Republicans maintaining control of Congress, according to a Nov. 9 story in CQ (subscription based). The story, by Paul M. Krawzak and Ryan McCrimmon, also notes that Republicans will be... 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
3 Nov, 2016 - Special Publication
This Ripon Forum article by Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby discusses the neglect of fiscal issues in this year's presidential campaign and appears in the magazine's November issue. The presidential campaign is coming to a close with both of the major-party candidates having... Read More
19 Oct, 2016 - Special Publication
A lack of in-depth discussion on the national debt and federal budget deficit casts doubt on the next administration’s willingness to tackle such policy issues, according to an Oct. 20 story in CQ (subscription based). The story, by Ryan McCrimmon, notes that presidential candidates Donald Trump... Read More
18 Oct, 2016 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition expressed disappointment Wednesday night that neither of the candidates in the final presidential debate provided voters with credible and specific proposals for putting the federal debt on a sustainable path. “Donald Trump’s suggestion this evening that economic... Read More
13 Oct, 2016 - Special Publication
A Market News International (MNI) story reports budget experts saying that the 2016 campaign "has not been characterized by candidates who have proposed detailed plans to address the nation's long-term fiscal challenges -- or even a thoughtful discussion of the U.S.'s budget predicament." The story... Read More