February 11, 2016

Publications

9 Feb, 2016 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that while President Obama’s proposed budget would lower projected deficits and keep the debt stable as a share of the economy over the next 10 years, it would do so with a mix of policy options that have no chance of being enacted by a Republican Congress and would not, in any event, put the debt on a sustainable downward path.

“The budget leaves in place a dynamic that will be increasingly difficult, if not impossible, to maintain,” said Robert L. Bixby,...

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4 Nov, 2015 - Special Publication
Hearing Before the Senate Budget Committee “Reforming the Federal Budget Process: A Biennial Approach to Better Budgeting” Testimony of Robert L. Bixby Good morning Mr. Chairman and members of the committee. Thank you for inviting me here today to discuss ways to reform our broken budget... Read More
27 Oct, 2015 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for The Hill, Robert Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, says lawmakers should not endanger the nation's creditworthiness and immediately raise or suspend the debt limit. The op-ed can also be found here.  Playing with the nation’s creditworthiness is a dangerous... Read More
27 Oct, 2015 - Press Release
DES MOINES -- Fiscal reform advocate David Walker will speak at a forum tomorrow in Des Moines on the national debt and the need for leadership on federal budget issues by the next president. Walker, former U.S. comptroller general and head of the Government Accountability Office, will provide an... Read More
27 Oct, 2015 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that the proposed budget deal to increase the debt ceiling, remove some sequester spending cuts and enact changes to entitlement programs is an acceptable compromise to avoid an immediate debt crisis and give appropriators time to fund the government... Read More
23 Oct, 2015 - Press Release
South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham will be featured in an in-depth interview today, Oct. 23, at 10 a.m. EDT on Fiscal Fridays, the new public affairs television series on the New Hampshire-based NH1 News Network. Graham, a Republican presidential candidate, will answer questions about the... Read More
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