December 3, 2016

Publications

29 Nov, 2016 - Issue Brief

As Donald Trump prepares to become the nation’s 45th president, he must quickly turn his attention to converting campaign promises, which lacked detail, into his first budget. While presidential budgets are advisory to Congress, Republican control of both the House and Senate means that his proposals are likely to receive serious consideration. Moreover, careful scrutiny of this budget is important because history has shown that the priorities set in the first budget of a new administration tend to influence fiscal policy decisions for the next several years.

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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
22 Apr, 2016 - Special Publication
Looking Out for Future Generations The federal budget remains on an unsustainable path while politicians in both parties seem incapable or unwilling to do anything about it. They are not looking out for the best interests of future generations. That must change. If we don’t do more to look out... Read More
15 Apr, 2016 - Special Publication
In anticipation of the deadline to file federal taxes, the Orlando Sentinel interviewed Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert Bixby on how lawmakers can reform the tax code to better promote economic growth while maintaining its progressivity. The interview can also be found here. ... Read More
16 Mar, 2016 - Special Publication
Earlier today, Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert Bixby sent a letter to Congressman Jim Renacci (R-Ohio) commending him on his new resolution to better enforce fiscal discipline in the House of Representatives. The full letter can be read below: On behalf of The Concord Coalition, I... 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 - 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
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
9 Feb, 2016 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that while President Obama’s proposed budget would lower projected deficits and keep the debt stable as a share of the economy over the next 10 years, it would do so with a mix of policy options that have no chance of being enacted by a Republican... Read More
9 Feb, 2016 - Special Publication
As Granite State citizens head to the voting booth today, Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert Bixby and the Campaign to Fix the Debt's Maya MacGuineas write on Fosters.com voters must ask themselves which candidate has credible solutions to fix the debt. The op-ed... Read More