August 31, 2014

Publications

27 Aug, 2014 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- While there has been some recent good news for the federal budget, The Concord Coalition said today that updated projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) should remind policymakers that the aging of the population is dramatically but predictably reshaping government spending and fiscal reforms are the only way to prevent the negative economic consequences.

“Despite a slowing of health care inflation and lower annual deficits since their heights during the recession, the CBO’s projections demonstrate that our basic structural problem remains -- growth in...

Recent Publications

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18 Feb, 2014 - Issue Brief
It’s Time To Reform the Statutory Debt LimitI. IntroductionCongress voted this month to again suspend the federal debt limit. On March 15, 2015, it will be set at the level necessary to include all debt racked up prior to that date. While in the past there has been a debate over whether to attach... Read More
16 Feb, 2014 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for the Casper Star-Tribune, Paul Hansen, western states regional director for The Concord Coalition, says although Congress recently approved a debt ceiling increase and appropriations legislation, our nation's long-term fiscal challenges remain unaddressed. The guest column can also... Read More
10 Feb, 2014 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With the Senate this week considering repeal of the recent reduction in cost-of-living (COLA) increases for working-age military retirees, The Concord Coalition warned lawmakers that deviating from a pay-as-you-go standard for new spending and tax cuts would make a grim fiscal outlook... Read More
4 Feb, 2014 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Although the federal deficit is currently dropping, The Concord Coalition said today that new projections by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) show that Washington cannot afford to put fiscal reform on the back burner. The CBO’s Budget and Economic Outlook, released this morning,... Read More
6 Dec, 2013 - Special Publication
Congressional Budget Office Director Doug Elmendorf focused on three crucial points about the federal budget outlook during his appearance at a Capitol Hill conference presented last Tuesday by the University of New Hampshire's Warren B. Rudman Center, The Concord Coalition and several other... Read More
17 Oct, 2013 - Special Publication
We thank the Congress and President for coming together and passing a deal to reopen the government and extend the borrowing limit. They now have the opportunity to engage in real discussions on how to address our nation’s fiscal challenges in a comprehensive, bipartisan manner. We urge both... Read More
11 Oct, 2013 - Special Publication
Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby discusses the debt limit in an interview with Orlando Sentinel Opinions Editor Paul Owens. After weeks of deadlock, Republicans and Democrats may be approaching an agreement to raise the $16.7 trillion federal debt ceiling before Thursday, when... Read More
1 Oct, 2013 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today urged elected officials in Washington to put an end to the government shutdown by quickly resolving their differences over a budget for the coming year -- something that should have been done months ago. Congress must also move quickly to raise the federal... Read More
17 Sep, 2013 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that updated long-term projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) show why Washington must pursue comprehensive fiscal reforms even though the federal deficit has fallen rapidly this year.  “We’ve had some good short-term news on the... Read More
6 Sep, 2013 - Special Publication
Paul Hansen, Western regional director for the Concord Coalition, wrote this guest column which appeared Friday in the Missoulian.  Those of us who work full time encouraging America to live within our means see a sharp contrast between many elected officials in Washington and the rest of... Read More