February 12, 2016

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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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23 Mar, 2011 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/RyansDilemmaIssueBrief_0.pdf
* Updated based on the CBO Preliminary Analysis of the President’s Budget released on March 18 As the new chairman of the House Budget Committee, Paul Ryan faces a daunting task in producing a budget resolution that satisfies the policy goals of House Republicans -- especially the new members... Read More
22 Feb, 2011 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/FY_2012_Issue_Brief.pdf
President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2012 budget is not a bold policy proposal. It is an oddly complacent budget for a situation that requires anything but complacency.Faced with a growing chorus of warnings from official and unofficial sources that we are on a perilous fiscal path, the President’s budget... Read More
11 Jan, 2011 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/House_Rules_Issue_Brief.pdf
After John Boehner (R-OH) was formally elected speaker of the House of Representatives last week, the first order of business was approving rules to govern the House during the 112th Congress. The House quickly adopted a rules package making several changes to the budget process. Included in the... Read More
17 Nov, 2010 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today gave high marks to a budget plan released by the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Debt Reduction Task Force and encouraged elected officials and the American public to carefully consider its proposals. “This is a credible and comprehensive path to a more... Read More
30 Jun, 2010 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/FinalBixbyFiscalCommissionTestimony.pdf
Exploring Solutions to Our Long-Term Fiscal ChallengesStatement of Robert L. BixbyExecutive Director, Concord CoalitionCo-Chairs Bowles and Simpson and members of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, thank you for inviting me to discuss solutions to the nation’s long-term... 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
25 Jan, 2010 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/Debt_limit_brief_final.pdf
Before leaving town in December, Congress raised the statutory debt limit by $290 billion to $12.39 trillion. This was a short-term patch that will only provide enough borrowing authority to last until mid-February. Congress must, therefore, address the issue again as one of its first actions in... Read More
9 Dec, 2009 - Press Release
The Concord Coalition today praised Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-ND) and Ranking Member Judd Gregg (R-NH) for reintroducing legislation to create a bipartisan task force charged with developing legislative solutions to the nation’s long-term fiscal imbalance. “This is a very... Read More