November 27, 2015


18 Nov, 2015 - Press Release

Dealing with the federal debt should be a top priority for the 2016 presidential candidates, according to a new paper by Robert L. Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, and Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.

“The next president will face an array of pressing issues; everything from income inequality to crumbling...

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28 Jan, 2009 - Issue Brief
President Obama and the new Congress face distinct but related fiscal policy challenges over the short and long term. Swift action is necessary both to address immediate needs and develop an “exit strategy” to ensure that our response to the current crisis does not have adverse unintended... Read More
9 Sep, 2008 - Press Release
Washington -- With today’s release of new projections by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) showing deficits for as far as the eye can see -- even under very optimistic assumptions -- The Concord Coalition strongly urged enforcement of congressional pay-as-you-go rules (paygo) as a critical... Read More
25 Aug, 2008 - Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Concord Coalition today released the Convention Edition of its Election 2008 “Key Questions” brochure. Representatives of The Concord Coalition will distribute the brochure at both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. The brochure proposes questions that citizens... Read More
10 May, 2008 - Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, The Concord Coalition is pleased to announce the official launch of Chief Economist Diane Lim Rogers' new blog entitled is an initiative by Dr. Rogers to combine her Ph.D. credentials in economics with her acquired knowledge from being... Read More
4 Feb, 2008 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that sharply rising short-term deficits and long-term projections that are even worse demonstrate an urgent need for bipartisan action to confront the nation's precarious fiscal situation. As members of Congress and presidential candidates react... Read More
8 Nov, 2007 - Issue Brief
I. Now comes the hard part. Earlier this year, Congress took an important step toward restoring fiscal discipline and preventing the daunting long-term outlook from getting any worse by adopting pay-as-you-go budget rules (PAYGO) in the House and Senate. These rules require that any legislation... Read More
6 Sep, 2007 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Before beginning the West Coast leg on its Fiscal Wake-Up Tour, The Concord Coalition today released "Key Questions Voters Should Ask Candidates About the Budget, Social Security and Medicare." (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader) "Key Questions" is a brochure... Read More
6 Sep, 2007 - Issue Brief
I. Introduction   The State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) is a joint federal-state program that provides health care for children in families with income that is modest but too high to qualify for Medicaid.  Approximately 6.6 million children were enrolled in SCHIP in fiscal year... Read More
5 Feb, 2007 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that the President's FY 2008 budget focuses on two appropriate goals: restoring balance by 2012 and narrowing the long-term deficit. Concord reiterated its concerns that certain key policy assumptions used by the administration to project a swift... Read More
5 Jan, 2007 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- In a full-page statement in this Sunday's New York Times (January 7, 2007), bipartisan leaders of The Concord Coalition urge the President and Congress to negotiate a bipartisan balanced budget plan using realistic cost estimates and to begin a process for addressing long-term... Read More