April 28, 2015

Publications

27 Apr, 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 mass transit projects across the country.

Motor fuels taxes serve as the primary dedicated revenue source for the fund. These taxes -- on gasoline and diesel -- provide most of the fund’s revenue.

The trust fund...

Recent Publications

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14 Sep, 2011 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/d_rogers_pro-growth_tax_reform_testimony.pdf
Testimony of Diane Lim Rogers, Chief Economist, The Concord Coalition  Before the House Budget Committee, September 14, 2011 Chairman Ryan, Mr. Van Hollen, and Members of the Committee:  Thank you for giving me this opportunity to testify before you today on the issue of “pro-growth tax... Read More
6 Sep, 2011 - Special Publication
The following op-ed was published by Bloomberg Government on September 6th, 2011.By former United States Senator and Ambassador John Danforth and Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert BixbyMany Americans wonder why it’s so difficult to rein in federal spending. Perhaps they should look in the... Read More
6 Sep, 2011 - Special Publication
This column originally appeared in Tax Notes, a subscription-only publication, http://www.taxanalysts.com/ .By Diane Lim RogersBudget baselines might be boring, but they really matter -- especially now. According to the Congressional Budget Office's just-released update of the 10-year... Read More
31 Aug, 2011 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/rogers_debt_limit_oped.pdf
Chief economist at the Concord Coalition and blogger at EconomistMom.comThe process leading to the debt limit deal exposed how dysfunctional our political system has become. Thank goodness we will avoid defaulting on our debt, but, on the other hand, it’s hard to conclude that we’ve restored the... Read More
24 Aug, 2011 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today said that updated budget projections by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) demonstrate a potential path for bringing spending and revenues closer together over the next 10 years. But the projections also underscore the need for the new congressional “... Read More
3 Aug, 2011 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/rogers_cnn_oped_11-8-3.pdf
This originally appeared on CNN.com at http://www.cnn.com/2011/OPINION/08/02/rogers.taxes.deficit/index.htmlBy Diane Lim RogersPresident Obama has signed into law a bill that raises the debt ceiling and cuts spending. Democrats are reeling because revenue increases were not part of the first... Read More
1 Aug, 2011 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/bixby_imhof_guest_column.pdf
By Robert Bixby and Sara Imhof The toxic level of partisanship in Washington that threatens to throw the government into default shows why it is crucial for American voters to demand action on the enormous fiscal challenges facing the country.Our fiscal problems go far beyond the short-term... Read More
23 Jul, 2011 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/GangofSenseIssueStatement.pdf
More than two months ago we urged the bipartisan Gang of Six (Senators Chambliss, Coburn, Conrad, Crapo, Durbin and Warner) to persist in their efforts to craft a deficit reduction plan based on the recommendations of the President’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (Bowles-... Read More
23 Jul, 2011 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Former members of Congress who serve on The Concord Coalition’s Board of Directors today urged elected officials to raise the debt limit and embrace the broad deficit-reduction plan released this week by the Senate’s bipartisan “Gang of Six.”“The Gang of Six proposal serves as a... Read More
19 Jul, 2011 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- As Congress considers a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution, The Concord Coalition said today that any such proposal should be thought of as a bold statement of principle: that one generation of Americans should not bind future generations with crushing debt.The amendment... Read More