September 2, 2014

Publications

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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12 Dec, 2013 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--Elected officials must follow up the new two-year budget deal with much larger efforts to put the nation’s finances on sounder long-term footing, according to Robert L. Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition.“The question is whether this is the beginning of a new phase of... Read More
6 Dec, 2013 - Special Publication
Congressional Budget Office Director Doug Elmendorf focused on three crucial points about the federal budget outlook during his appearance at a Capitol Hill conference presented last Tuesday by the University of New Hampshire's Warren B. Rudman Center, The Concord Coalition and several other... Read More
3 Dec, 2013 - Special Publication
The following is a blog post entitled "To Prevent Future Crises, Budget Experts Say, Washington Must Step Up Its Game." Written by Concord's Steve Winn, it has been re-formatted to include slide presentations at the conference he discusses. To see all of these presentations, click on the image... Read More
27 Nov, 2013 - Special Publication
In a new op-ed in the Billings Gazette, Paul Hansen, western states regional director for The Concord Coalition, says failure should not be considered an option for the congressional conference committee on the budget. The guest column can also be found here on the newspaper's website. Guest... Read More
27 Nov, 2013 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- A conference next Tuesday on Capitol Hill will focus on the importance of curbing the growth of the federal debt and finding ways to prevent future budget crises. Former Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad will give the keynote address at the conference, which will be held... Read More
27 Nov, 2013 - Press Release
The University of New Hampshire sent out this press release about a Dec. 3 conference in Washington on the federal debt that it has organized with the participation of several other organizations, including The Concord Coalition. This release is also available on the university's website... Read More
30 Oct, 2013 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/finalbudgetconference.pdf
Given the acrimonious political environment and the wide discrepancy between the House and Senate budgets, the conference committee now scheduled to report by Dec.13 begins its work with low expectations. However, if the committee approaches its task with flexibility and a commitment to achieving... Read More
17 Oct, 2013 - Special Publication
We thank the Congress and President for coming together and passing a deal to reopen the government and extend the borrowing limit. They now have the opportunity to engage in real discussions on how to address our nation’s fiscal challenges in a comprehensive, bipartisan manner. We urge both... Read More
17 Oct, 2013 - Special Publication
The bipartisan agreement reached yesterday to fund government agencies through Jan. 15 and suspend the debt limit through Feb. 7 avoided an immediate crisis but left intact all of the underlying fiscal disputes that have prevented agreement on a Fiscal Year 2014 budget and a comprehensive fiscal... Read More
11 Oct, 2013 - Special Publication
Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby discusses the debt limit in an interview with Orlando Sentinel Opinions Editor Paul Owens. After weeks of deadlock, Republicans and Democrats may be approaching an agreement to raise the $16.7 trillion federal debt ceiling before Thursday, when... Read More