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Publications

2 Jul, 2015 - 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 mass transit projects across the country.

Motor fuels taxes serve as the primary dedicated revenue source for the fund. These taxes -- on gasoline and diesel -- provide most of the fund’s revenue.

The trust fund...

Recent Publications

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13 Jun, 2011 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Diane Lim Rogers, chief economist for The Concord Coalition, will focus on the federal budget, tax policy and deficit reduction in a new column for the weekly magazine Tax Notes.The column, “Taxes for a Civilized Society,” will also appear in Tax Notes Today, a daily online... Read More
13 Jun, 2011 - Special Publication
This column originally appeared in Tax Notes, a subscription-only publication, http://www.taxanalysts.com/ .By Diane Lim RogersI'm thrilled to launch my new column for Tax Notes, which I've dubbed Taxes for a Civilized Society because I will be emphasizing the need for a civilized discussion of... Read More
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13 May, 2011 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said that today’s release of the annual Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report is a timely reminder of how important cost-saving reform of these two vital programs is to the nation’s fiscal outlook. Concord urged lawmakers now deliberating long-term budget... Read More
10 May, 2011 - Special Publication
As members of The Concord Coalition Board of Directors and former members of Congress, we strongly support efforts by the bipartisan group of six Senators who have been working together to craft a deficit reduction plan based on the recommendations of the President’s National Commission on Fiscal... Read More
6 May, 2011 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/Bixby_Walker_Politico_Op_Ed.pdf
This article originially appeared in POLITICO on May 6, 2011By David Walker and Robert L. BixbyThrough the fog of partisan warfare in Washington, one thing remains clear: We need big changes in government spending programs and tax policies to put our nation on a sustainable fiscal path.As... Read More
3 May, 2011 - Issue Brief
As the President and Congress consider deficit reduction options and an increase in the debt limit, budget process proposals have recently become popular on Capitol Hill. In the last several months, President Obama has proposed a "debt failsafe" trigger, The Bipartisan Policy Center proposed a... Read More
13 Apr, 2011 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/Bixby_ABC_OpEd.pdf
Fortunately, there are many possible solutions to the enormous fiscal and economic challenges facing the country. But they will require political courage, bipartisan cooperation and the active support of voters around the country.Because the projected federal deficits are so large, we need to... Read More
13 Apr, 2011 - Press Release
 WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today applauded the call by President Obama to begin high-level, bipartisan negotiations on a comprehensive plan to tackle federal deficits and the country’s long-term fiscal challenges. While there is still a big gap in specificity on the policies... Read More
5 Apr, 2011 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today commended House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) for putting forward a serious proposal to reduce projected deficits by more than $1.6 trillion over the coming decade. Concord cautioned, however, that the proposal’s policy mix is unlikely to... Read More
31 Mar, 2011 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/Letter_from_64_Experts_to_President_and_Leadership_0.pdf
A bipartisan group of dozens of fiscal and economic experts signed a letter, released March 31, that calls on President Obama and congressional leaders to work together to enact a comprehensive deficit reduction plan.  Concord Coalition Executive Director and Concord Chief Economist Diane Lim... Read More