February 21, 2017

Publications

31 Jan, 2017 - Issue Brief

On Jan. 24, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its budget and economic projections for the next 10 years showing a $9.4 trillion cumulative increase in budget deficits. The projections assume that current law remains in place.

The Concord Coalition urges President Trump and the new Congress to be mindful of three key points derived from CBO reports:   

1. Absent serious policy changes, fiscal policy will remain on an unsustainable course.

2. Population...

Recent Publications

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3 May, 2016 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With voters going to the polls for their state's primary election in the coming weeks, The Concord Coalition reminds the presidential candidates that -- regardless of party affiliation or ideology -- the rising national debt will affect the feasibility of their policy proposals. “The... Read More
22 Apr, 2016 - Special Publication
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22 Apr, 2016 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With the federal budget deficit on the rise again and the nation’s debt still on an unsustainable long-term path, The Concord Coalition today released this year’s version of its “Key Questions” that voters should ask candidates for federal office. “Voters should expect candidates in... Read More
4 Mar, 2016 - Special Publication
Earlier today, Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert Bixby sent a letter to House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price urging lawmakers to follow “regular order” in dealing with the budget levels for Fiscal 2017. The letter can be read below. The Honorable Tom Price, M.D. United States... Read More
23 Feb, 2016 - 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... Read More
23 Feb, 2016 - Press Release
ATLANTA -- David M. Walker and Robert L. Bixby, two of the nation’s leading experts on the growing federal debt, will speak at noon today in Atlanta on the need for sweeping budget reforms in Washington and why this year’s presidential candidates should address those issues. Walker served almost 10... Read More
9 Feb, 2016 - Special Publication
As Granite State citizens head to the voting booth today, Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert Bixby and the Campaign to Fix the Debt's Maya MacGuineas write on Fosters.com voters must ask themselves which candidate has credible solutions to fix the debt. The op-ed... Read More
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... Read More
29 Jan, 2016 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Robert Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, and Mary Woolley, president and CEO of Research!America, write that unless lawmakers address structural challenges facing the federal budget, funding will be crowded out for critical... Read More
28 Jan, 2016 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- A new assessment of 2016 presidential candidates by First Budget, a joint initiative of the Campaign to Fix the Debt and The Concord Coalition, finds that while all candidates in both parties say the rapidly growing national debt is a problem, most of their proposals to address it... Read More