July 22, 2014

Publications

15 Jul, 2014 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that new long-term projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) underscore the need for Washington to move beyond today’s overly partisan environment to pursue broad fiscal reforms.

“In looking out beyond the usual 10-year frame for analysis of budget trends, the CBO’s annual report on the long-term outlook is an invaluable reminder that elected officials in both parties must spend less time cooking up budget gimmicks and more time working together to figure out how to put the...

Recent Publications

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24 May, 2010 - Issue Brief
With pressure mounting to show progress in reining in the nation’s unsustainable structural budget deficit, Social Security reform may soon return to the policy agenda. Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush each made attempts at reforming Social Security in their second terms when they no... Read More
10 May, 2010 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/Emergency_Spending_Brief.pdf
Over the next few weeks, we will be hearing a lot about supplemental appropriations and emergency spending as Congress turns to a major supplemental spending bill that will likely include funding for the war effort and other priorities.  As discussed in the Washington Budget Report ... Read More
3 May, 2010 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/Budget_Resolution_Issue_Statement.pdf
We need a budget. Our deficit is hovering near post-WWII record levels and is on an unsustainable path. Our debt is projected to double over the next 10 years, reaching an alarming 90 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP). The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned developed... Read More
16 Apr, 2010 - Press Release
WASHINGTON — With the official April 15 deadline for a finished budget resolution having passed without even a mark-up in the House or Senate, The Concord Coalition today strongly urged Congress not to abandon its responsibility to pass a budget resolution.“Our nation faces serious fiscal... Read More
12 Apr, 2010 - Special Publication
When Congress returns from the recess, one of the first items on the agenda will be the annual Congressional budget resolution.   The staff for the Budget and Appropriations Committees has been busy over the recess, and it is likely that we will see a flurry of budget related activities... Read More
8 Apr, 2010 - Special Publication
With Congress having passed an expensive new health care plan, it is a good time to ask whether our political system is capable of undertaking major entitlement and tax reform to put the nation on a sustainable fiscal path.It must do so -- sooner rather than later. However, it is far from clear... Read More
31 Mar, 2010 - Special Publication
SPEAKERS: REP. STENY H. HOYER, D-MD., HOUSE MAJORITY LEADERDAVID WALKER, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE PETER G. PETERSON FOUNDATIONWILLIAM NOVELLI, PROFESSOR AT THE MCDONOUGH SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AT GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITYANDREW BIGGS, RESIDENT SCHOLARS AT AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY... Read More
30 Mar, 2010 - Press Release
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – North Carolina residents will have the opportunity on Wednesday, March 31, to hear national experts discuss solutions to massive government deficits and funding problems in the big federal entitlement programs.  Former Federal Reserve Board Vice Chair Alice Rivlin will be... Read More
30 Mar, 2010 - Press Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, former U.S. Comptroller General David M. Walker and other national experts will discuss solutions to the fiscal challenges facing the country at a forum Thursday, April 1, on the College Park campus of the University of Maryland.  ... Read More
21 Mar, 2010 - Press Release
The dramatic expansion of health care coverage that received final approval in Congress on Sunday means that controlling medical costs will be more important than ever. As The Concord Coalition has repeatedly pointed out, expanding coverage without curbing costs is a recipe for fiscal disaster.... Read More