February 20, 2017

Publications

31 Jan, 2017 - Issue Brief

On Jan. 24, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its budget and economic projections for the next 10 years showing a $9.4 trillion cumulative increase in budget deficits. The projections assume that current law remains in place.

The Concord Coalition urges President Trump and the new Congress to be mindful of three key points derived from CBO reports:   

1. Absent serious policy changes, fiscal policy will remain on an unsustainable course.

2. Population...

Recent Publications

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14 May, 2013 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With today’s updated numbers from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) showing a decline in projected budget deficits, The Concord Coalition warned lawmakers not to be lulled into a false sense of security that the fiscal status quo is sustainable. “A lower deficit is good news but... Read More
9 May, 2013 - Special Publication
This article in The Hill Thursday was written by former Sen. Sam Nunn (D-Ga.), co-chairman of The Concord Coalition, and former Sen. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.), a senior fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center. CONGRESS'S BUDGET PROCESS BROKEN BECAUSE IT'S IGNORED After trying private negotiations,... Read More
10 Apr, 2013 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that President Obama’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2014 provides a credible framework for the bipartisan negotiations that are needed to curb the growth of the federal debt over the next decade and beyond. Congress should consider the President’s... Read More
9 Apr, 2013 - Press Release
CONCORD, N.H. – On April 22, the University of New Hampshire School of Law will formally launch its Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Policy with a national conference on fiscal responsibility, featuring Senators John McCain and Kelly Ayotte and former Senators Bob Kerrey... Read More
2 Apr, 2013 - Press Release
LITTLETON, Colo. – Colorado Fiscal Institute Director Carol Hedges, former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo, and former state legislators Norma Anderson and Penn R. Pfiffner will be among the speakers at a public forum this Saturday on solutions to the nation’s debt at the Arapahoe Community College in... Read More
12 Mar, 2013 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- While supporting the goal of returning balance to the nation’s finances, The Concord Coalition said today that the ambitious 10-year budget plan released by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan relies on dubious assumptions to achieve that goal. “Any plan to put the federal... Read More
2 Mar, 2013 - Special Publication
This op-ed by Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby appeared Saturday in the Wichita Eagle.  By Robert L. Bixby   With the federal debt rapidly rising and elected officials repeatedly locked in partisan budget battles, Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson have once again... Read More
20 Feb, 2013 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/cbo_good_news_not_good_issue_brief.pdf
I. Introduction The annual Budget and Economic Outlook released on Feb. 5 by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) contained some good news. The deficit is coming down. The debt is relatively stable over the coming 10 years. Revenues are going up and federal health care costs were again... Read More
19 Feb, 2013 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today offered its strong support for the new fiscal framework proposed by Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson to put the nation’s unsustainable finances on a sound, responsible path. In Concord’s view, the Simpson-Bowles framework offers a stark and welcome contrast... Read More
5 Feb, 2013 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With Congress facing important budgetary deadlines in the next few weeks, The Concord Coalition said today that the new Budget and Economic Outlook by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) underscores that much more needs to be done to bring about a sustainable fiscal policy. “The... Read More