October 6, 2015


Recent Publications

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6 Oct, 2015 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for the Washington Monthly, Phil LaRue, government relations director for The Concord Coalition, writes showdowns over the debt limit hurt the economy and increase partisanship in Congress. The op-ed can also be found here.  Treasury Secretary Jack Lew sent a letter to... Read More
6 Oct, 2015 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition is urging the Commission on Presidential Debates to devote a significant portion of debate time next year to the candidates’ plans for dealing with the nation’s growing fiscal difficulties. While the nation faces many challenges, Concord leaders said, “the nation... Read More
23 Sep, 2015 - Special Publication
Writing in The Hill's Congress Blog, Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby says the debates should press presidential candidates on how they will pay for their spending and tax plans. The op-ed can also be found here. All of the Republican presidential candidates say they favor a... Read More
18 Sep, 2015 - Issue Brief
As we head towards the end of Fiscal Year 2015, Congress has yet to pass any appropriations bills for Fiscal Year 2016. The possibility of a government shutdown looms over the fall and can be traced back to the inability of Congress to produce a bipartisan package of deficit reduction in 2011 and... Read More
8 Sep, 2015 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for the Keene Sentinel, former U.S. Ambassador George Bruno and First Budget cabinet member Fred Kocher say the country's poor long-term fiscal outlook makes it imperative presidential candidates discuss how they plan to put the federal budget on a more sustainable path. The op-ed can... Read More
2 Sep, 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 interstate system and other roads, and the transit account, which supports light rail and other... Read More
1 Sep, 2015 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for the Concord Monitor, Tyler Flynn, a volunteer for First Budget in New Hampshire, writes the debt he most worries about impacting his future quality of life is not student loans but the national debt. First Budget, a joint initiative of The Concord Coalition and Fix the Debt, is... Read More
28 Aug, 2015 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for the Ames Tribune, Jeff Angelo, former Republican state senator from Ames, and Jeff Danielson, current Democratic state senator from Waterloo, write projected higher debt levels should spur presidential candidates to discuss their plans for putting the federal budget on a more... Read More
27 Aug, 2015 - Special Publication
In a new letter to the editor, Chase Hagaman, New England regional director for The Concord Coalition, says Social Security and Medicare reform need to be included in discussions on reducing the national debt. The letter can also be found here.  A recent letter to the editor says it is... Read More
25 Aug, 2015 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that updated projections on the federal budget reinforce the need for presidential candidates in both parties to explain how they would curb the growth of the national debt over the next decade and beyond. “Even with declining short-term deficits and... Read More