July 26, 2016

Publications

13 Jul, 2016 - Special Publication

The Concord Coalition today congratulated Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wis.) and the co-sponsors of the “Save Our Social Security Act” (S.O.S Act) for putting forward a reform plan that would greatly improve the program’s long-term finances by using a mix of phased-in spending cuts and dedicated revenue increases.

“This bill is distinguished by courageous common sense,” said Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby.

Social Security is the federal government’s largest -- and in many ways, most important -- program. Yet Social Security’s...

Recent Publications

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1 Dec, 2015 - Press Release
Donald Trump, the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, will discuss his federal budget plans in a live studio interview at 5 p.m. EST today as part of Fiscal Fridays, the public affairs television series on the New Hampshire-based NH1 News Network. In the interview, which will... Read More
7 Nov, 2015 - Special Publication
Ahead of the presidential debate Nov. 14 in Iowa, former Congressman Leonard Boswell (D-Iowa), a member of First Budget's Iowa cabinet, writes in the Des Moines Register candidates should explain their ideas to keep Social Security and Medicare financially sound for future generations. The op-ed... 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
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
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
23 Sep, 2015 - Special Publication
Writing in The Hill's Congress Blog, Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby says the debates should press presidential candidates on how they will pay for their spending and tax plans. The op-ed can also be found here. All of the Republican presidential candidates say they favor a... Read More
8 Sep, 2015 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for the Keene Sentinel, former U.S. Ambassador George Bruno and First Budget cabinet member Fred Kocher say the country's poor long-term fiscal outlook makes it imperative presidential candidates discuss how they plan to put the federal budget on a more sustainable path. The op-ed can... Read More