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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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31 Mar, 2010 - Special Publication
SPEAKERS: REP. STENY H. HOYER, D-MD., HOUSE MAJORITY LEADERDAVID WALKER, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE PETER G. PETERSON FOUNDATIONWILLIAM NOVELLI, PROFESSOR AT THE MCDONOUGH SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AT GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITYANDREW BIGGS, RESIDENT SCHOLARS AT AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY... Read More
30 Mar, 2010 - Press Release
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – North Carolina residents will have the opportunity on Wednesday, March 31, to hear national experts discuss solutions to massive government deficits and funding problems in the big federal entitlement programs.  Former Federal Reserve Board Vice Chair Alice Rivlin will be... Read More
30 Mar, 2010 - Press Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, former U.S. Comptroller General David M. Walker and other national experts will discuss solutions to the fiscal challenges facing the country at a forum Thursday, April 1, on the College Park campus of the University of Maryland.  ... Read More
21 Mar, 2010 - Press Release
The dramatic expansion of health care coverage that received final approval in Congress on Sunday means that controlling medical costs will be more important than ever. As The Concord Coalition has repeatedly pointed out, expanding coverage without curbing costs is a recipe for fiscal disaster.... Read More
17 Mar, 2010 - Special Publication
As President Obama’s new budget commission begins its search for answers to the difficult fiscal challenges facing the nation, it must reverse the usual desire in Washington to solve every problem by spending more and taxing less without regard to how it all adds up.Consider what has happened over... Read More
18 Feb, 2010 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/CommissionJointStatement.pdf
Today, the President formally announced the creation of his National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.  The Commission is off to a good start with the appointment of Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson as co-chairs.  In their prior public service, they have demonstrated the... Read More
4 Feb, 2010 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/Statement_On_PAYGO.pdf
There has been much debate this week about the President’s proposed three-year spending freeze on non-security programs and a fiscal commission to tackle the long-term structural deficit. These are good ideas that may or may not pan out as the year progresses. But there is one thing the House of... Read More
1 Feb, 2010 - Press Release
NOTE: Additional analysis of the President’s new budget proposals can be found at our blog -- The Tabulation. WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that it supports the deficit reduction goals in President Obama’s new budget as well as his plans for a bipartisan fiscal commission. Concord... Read More
27 Jan, 2010 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/BlueDogBlueprintLetter100127.pdf
The Honorable Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, Co-Chair for AdministrationThe Blue Dog Coalition311 Cannon House Office BuildingWashington, DC 20515 Dear Ms. Herseth Sandlin, On behalf of The Concord Coalition, I am writing to commend the Blue Dog Coalition for putting forward a strong and timely... Read More
26 Jan, 2010 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that new projections by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reinforce the need for statutory pay-as-you-go (PAYGO) rules, tight spending caps and a bipartisan fiscal commission to recommend policy changes that would be given an up-or-down vote in... Read More