September 22, 2014

Publications

27 Aug, 2014 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- While there has been some recent good news for the federal budget, The Concord Coalition said today that updated projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) should remind policymakers that the aging of the population is dramatically but predictably reshaping government spending and fiscal reforms are the only way to prevent the negative economic consequences.

“Despite a slowing of health care inflation and lower annual deficits since their heights during the recession, the CBO’s projections demonstrate that our basic structural problem remains -- growth in...

Recent Publications

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4 Feb, 2014 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Although the federal deficit is currently dropping, The Concord Coalition said today that new projections by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) show that Washington cannot afford to put fiscal reform on the back burner. The CBO’s Budget and Economic Outlook, released this morning,... Read More
3 Feb, 2014 - Press Release
Swift action on the federal debt limit is necessary but may not be as easy as many on Capitol Hill assume, according to Robert L. Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition.  “Like Frankenstein’s monster, the statutory debt limit will soon come back to life,” he writes in a new blog... Read More
19 Jan, 2014 - Special Publication
In a recent op-ed for The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa), Sara Imhof, Midwest regional director for the Concord Coalition, invited readers to two budget exercises this Tuesday in Marshalltown and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Co-hosted by Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa), the exercises will ask participants to... Read More
27 Dec, 2013 - Special Publication
In a letter to the editor in the Quad-Cities Times, Sara Imhof, Midwest regional director for The Concord Coalition, discussed the success of two recent budget exercises she co-hosted with Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.), and thanked the Quad-Cities community for being part of a constructive civil... Read More
23 Dec, 2013 - Special Publication
In a letter to the editor in the Casper-Star Tribune, Paul Hansen, western states regional director for The Concord Coalition, reminds Wyoming's congressional delegation, all of whom voted against the recent budget agreement, of the need for compromise in dealing with the nation's fiscal challenges... Read More
17 Dec, 2013 - Special Publication
The following letter was sent to Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wisc.) by the Concord Coalition discussing the potential effects a switch to biennial budgeting would have on the federal budget process.Dear Mr. Ribble,Given the frequent breakdown of the budget process in recent years, The Concord Coalition... Read More
16 Dec, 2013 - Special Publication
In a new op-ed for Quad-Cities Online, Sara Imhof, Midwest regional director for The Concord Coalition, says the country needs to begin to resolve its long-term fiscal challenges. The guest column can also be found here.It's not the way government should work: Jobless Americans in need of extended... Read More
12 Dec, 2013 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--Elected officials must follow up the new two-year budget deal with much larger efforts to put the nation’s finances on sounder long-term footing, according to Robert L. Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition.“The question is whether this is the beginning of a new phase of... Read More
6 Dec, 2013 - Special Publication
Congressional Budget Office Director Doug Elmendorf focused on three crucial points about the federal budget outlook during his appearance at a Capitol Hill conference presented last Tuesday by the University of New Hampshire's Warren B. Rudman Center, The Concord Coalition and several other... Read More
3 Dec, 2013 - Special Publication
The following is a blog post entitled "To Prevent Future Crises, Budget Experts Say, Washington Must Step Up Its Game." Written by Concord's Steve Winn, it has been re-formatted to include slide presentations at the conference he discusses. To see all of these presentations, click on the image... Read More