June 27, 2017

Publications

22 Jun, 2017 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- It’s late June and Washington has no budget, no agreement on health care reform, no sign of tax reform, growing worries about a government shutdown this fall and a looming crisis over the federal debt limit.

How did we get to this point and what is the way forward?

A Concord Coalition forum June 29 in Washington will address these issues, taking a look at the fiscal lessons that have been learned over the last 25 years and how those lessons apply to the major fiscal policy challenges of the next quarter-century.

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22 Jun, 2016 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Today’s reports from the trustees of Social Security and Medicare confirm once again that these critical programs are on unsustainable paths and will put increasing pressure on the rest of the federal budget in the years ahead, according to The Concord Coalition. Concord urges the... Read More
16 Jun, 2016 - Press Release
U.S. Senate candidate Jim Rubens will discuss his approach to the federal government’s fiscal challenges in an interview that will air online tomorrow at 11 a.m., as part of Fiscal Fridays, the public affairs television series on the New Hampshire-based NH1 News Network. Portions of the interview... Read More
9 Jun, 2016 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for The Hill, Congressman Scott Rigell (R-Va.) and Robert Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, write it is important when discussing our nation’s fiscal problems to look at ratios and trends, not just raw numbers that can be confusing without context. The op-ed can... Read More
2 Jun, 2016 - Press Release
NOTICE: Due to changes in NH1’s schedule, Fiscal Fridays will be broadcast live online tomorrow starting at 11:00 a.m. U.S. congressional candidate Rich Ashooh will discuss his approach to the federal government’s fiscal challenges in an interview that will air online tomorrow at 11:00 a.m., as... Read More
3 May, 2016 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With voters going to the polls for their state's primary election in the coming weeks, The Concord Coalition reminds the presidential candidates that -- regardless of party affiliation or ideology -- the rising national debt will affect the feasibility of their policy proposals. “The... Read More
22 Apr, 2016 - Special Publication
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22 Apr, 2016 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With the federal budget deficit on the rise again and the nation’s debt still on an unsustainable long-term path, The Concord Coalition today released this year’s version of its “Key Questions” that voters should ask candidates for federal office. “Voters should expect candidates in... Read More
4 Mar, 2016 - Special Publication
Earlier today, Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert Bixby sent a letter to House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price urging lawmakers to follow “regular order” in dealing with the budget levels for Fiscal 2017. The letter can be read below. The Honorable Tom Price, M.D. United States... Read More
23 Feb, 2016 - Press Release
ATLANTA -- David M. Walker and Robert L. Bixby, two of the nation’s leading experts on the growing federal debt, will speak at noon today in Atlanta on the need for sweeping budget reforms in Washington and why this year’s presidential candidates should address those issues. Walker served almost 10... Read More
23 Feb, 2016 - 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... Read More