February 19, 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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8 Oct, 2015 - Issue Brief
It’s Time To Reform the Statutory Debt LimitI. IntroductionCongress voted last February to again suspend the federal debt limit. On March 15, 2015, it went back into effect and was set at the level necessary to include all debt racked up prior to that date. While in the past there has been a debate... Read More
6 Oct, 2015 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition is urging the Commission on Presidential Debates to devote a significant portion of debate time next year to the candidates’ plans for dealing with the nation’s growing fiscal difficulties. While the nation faces many challenges, Concord leaders said, “the nation... Read More
27 Aug, 2015 - Special Publication
In a new letter to the editor, Chase Hagaman, New England regional director for The Concord Coalition, says Social Security and Medicare reform need to be included in discussions on reducing the national debt. The letter can also be found here.  A recent letter to the editor says it is... Read More
19 Aug, 2015 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for the Mason City Globe Gazette, Richard Dedor, a volunteer for First Budget, asks his fellow millennials to engage presidential candidates about their plans to put the federal budget on a sustainable course. The op-ed can also be found here.  A few facts: First, I am a Millennial... Read More
5 Aug, 2015 - Press Release
Concord, N.H. – In the first debate of the 2016 campaign tomorrow, it is critical that the Republican presidential candidates acknowledge the nation’s difficult budget challenges and ensure that the proposals they offer are fiscally responsible and realistic. First Budget has been active in Iowa... Read More
31 Jul, 2015 - Special Publication
The Chicago Tribune recently wrote an editorial praising First Budget for its efforts to engage presidential candidates on the unsustainable rise in national debt and says voters must urge candidates to address this "existential threat" facing the country. The article, behind a paywall, can be... Read More
20 Jul, 2015 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for the Cedar Rapids Gazette, The Concord Coalition's Sara Imhof, who serves First Budget's Iowa director, and Kim Reem, a member of First Budget's Iowa Cabinet and president of the Iowa Federation of Republican Women, ask Iowans to advocate for fiscal responsibility and... Read More
13 Jul, 2015 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for the Washington Monthly, Phil LaRue, government relations director for The Concord Coalition, explains how lawmakers can use an obscure legislative procedure to help find a long-term solution to fix the Highway Trust Fund before the fund reaches insolvency at the end of the... Read More
6 Jul, 2015 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition has hired Phil LaRue, a former senior advisor on Capitol Hill, as the organization's director of government relations. “We are delighted that Phil is joining The Concord Coalition team. His passion for fiscal responsibility, his strong communications skills and... Read More
27 Jun, 2015 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for the Nashua Telegraph, Harold Janeway, a former Democratic New Hampshire state senator, and Ed Dupont, a former Republican state Senate president, say the latest projections from the Congressional Budget Office show why presidential candidates need to address the long-term drivers of... Read More