April 28, 2017

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26 Apr, 2017 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition expressed concern with President Trump’s new tax plan today, saying the administration has not shown how it could be financed without substantially increasing the federal debt. “While the proposal lacks specificity, what was released today looks like a revenue... Read More
17 Apr, 2017 - Special Publication
Experts believe assembling and passing the final Fiscal 2017 spending package is complex but doable, an April 12 story in Market News International reported. The story, by John Shaw, says that only one of the twelve 2017 spending bills has been signed into law, while the rest are likely to be... Read More
3 Apr, 2017 - Special Publication
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) set a "grim context" for coming debates over the federal budget and taxes with its recent long-term projections, according to a recent story in Market News International story. The CBO said that federal debt owed to the public equals 77 percent of GDP -- the... Read More
31 Mar, 2017 - Special Publication
A March 31 story in CQ Budget Tracker (subscription-based) reported on the Congressional Budget Office’s 2017 Long-Term Budget Outlook, which warns of worsening fiscal problems over the next three decades and details the risks of inaction. Those risks include harming the economy, making it harder... Read More
30 Mar, 2017 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Long-term projections released today by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) provide a timely warning for President Trump and Congress as they begin focusing on tax and spending plans for the coming fiscal year, according to The Concord Coalition.“The government is already on track... Read More
28 Mar, 2017 - Issue Brief
Despite the inclination to do so, policymakers will not be able to quickly move on from health care after last week’s defeat of the House Republican health care plan. There are immediate steps that the Trump administration needs to take to avoid costly problems in some Affordable Care Act (ACA)... Read More
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... 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
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
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