November 24, 2015


18 Nov, 2015 - Press Release

Dealing with the federal debt should be a top priority for the 2016 presidential candidates, according to a new paper by Robert L. Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, and Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.

“The next president will face an array of pressing issues; everything from income inequality to crumbling...

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15 Oct, 2015 - Issue Brief
As we head into Fiscal Year 2016, Congress has yet to pass appropriations bills for the full year. A Continuing Resolution approved by Congress and the President will fund the government through December 11, 2015. The possibility of a government shutdown still looms that can be traced back to the... Read More
15 Oct, 2015 - Press Release
New Interview Series Goes In-Depth on Federal Budget Issues Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley will be the guest this Friday on Fiscal Fridays, the new public affairs television series on the New Hampshire-based NH1 News Network. The series gives New Hampshire primary voters and the country at... Read More
13 Oct, 2015 - Special Publication
The Concord Coalition recently sent a letter to the Commission on Presidential Debates urging them to devote a significant portion of debate time next year to the candidates’ plans for dealing with the nation’s growing fiscal difficulties. The letter -- sent Monday to Frank J.... Read More
8 Oct, 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
7 Oct, 2015 - Press Release
An interview with Ohio Gov. John Kasich will kick off Fiscal Fridays, a New Hampshire-based TV interview series starting this week on the NH1 News Network that will provide voters with critical information on the budget and economic proposals of 2016 presidential candidates. The... 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
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
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
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