December 18, 2014

Publications

16 Dec, 2014 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- Former U.S. Senators J. Robert Kerrey and John C. Danforth today released an update of a 1994 commission report on entitlement and tax reform and called on Americans -- particularly presidential hopefuls -- to quickly address the nation’s fiscal challenges.

A bipartisan majority of the original Kerrey-Danforth commission warned that with an aging population and rising health care costs, the country was on an unsustainable budget...

Recent Publications

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10 May, 2011 - Special Publication
As members of The Concord Coalition Board of Directors and former members of Congress, we strongly support efforts by the bipartisan group of six Senators who have been working together to craft a deficit reduction plan based on the recommendations of the President’s National Commission on Fiscal... Read More
6 May, 2011 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/Bixby_Walker_Politico_Op_Ed.pdf
This article originially appeared in POLITICO on May 6, 2011By David Walker and Robert L. BixbyThrough the fog of partisan warfare in Washington, one thing remains clear: We need big changes in government spending programs and tax policies to put our nation on a sustainable fiscal path.As... Read More
3 May, 2011 - Issue Brief
As the President and Congress consider deficit reduction options and an increase in the debt limit, budget process proposals have recently become popular on Capitol Hill. In the last several months, President Obama has proposed a "debt failsafe" trigger, The Bipartisan Policy Center proposed a... Read More
13 Apr, 2011 - Press Release
 WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today applauded the call by President Obama to begin high-level, bipartisan negotiations on a comprehensive plan to tackle federal deficits and the country’s long-term fiscal challenges. While there is still a big gap in specificity on the policies... Read More
13 Apr, 2011 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/Bixby_ABC_OpEd.pdf
Fortunately, there are many possible solutions to the enormous fiscal and economic challenges facing the country. But they will require political courage, bipartisan cooperation and the active support of voters around the country.Because the projected federal deficits are so large, we need to... Read More
5 Apr, 2011 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today commended House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) for putting forward a serious proposal to reduce projected deficits by more than $1.6 trillion over the coming decade. Concord cautioned, however, that the proposal’s policy mix is unlikely to... Read More
31 Mar, 2011 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/Letter_from_64_Experts_to_President_and_Leadership_0.pdf
A bipartisan group of dozens of fiscal and economic experts signed a letter, released March 31, that calls on President Obama and congressional leaders to work together to enact a comprehensive deficit reduction plan.  Concord Coalition Executive Director and Concord Chief Economist Diane Lim... Read More
29 Mar, 2011 - Press Release
WASHINGTON - The Concord Coalition today commended the Blue Dog Coalition of Democrats in the House of Representatives for going on the record with a set of benchmarks for comprehensive fiscal reform and urging that all options be kept on the table, including both spending cuts and revenue... Read More
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23 Mar, 2011 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/RyansDilemmaIssueBrief_0.pdf
* Updated based on the CBO Preliminary Analysis of the President’s Budget released on March 18 As the new chairman of the House Budget Committee, Paul Ryan faces a daunting task in producing a budget resolution that satisfies the policy goals of House Republicans -- especially the new members... Read More
21 Mar, 2011 - Press Release
WASHINGTON – With a new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) analysis of the President’s proposed budget showing unsustainable deficits mounting over the coming decade, The Concord Coalition today called on President Obama and the House of Representatives to embrace a call from 64 senators of both... Read More