March 1, 2015

Publications

23 Feb, 2015 - Special Publication

In an op-ed for Roll Call, former Senators Judd Gregg (R-N.H.) and Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) explain how the country’s aging population, rising health care costs and deeply flawed tax system are putting more and more pressure on the federal budget, and they note that the "First Budget" campaign will encourage presidential candidates to explain how they would resolve the country's long-term fiscal challenges. Gregg and Bayh are both members of The Concord Coalition's Board of Directors, and Gregg is also a co-chair of Fix The Debt. The op-ed can also...

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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
2 Aug, 2006 - Press Release
WASHINGTON - With the Senate expected to vote this week on the so-called "Trifecta" bill, which includes a permanent reduction in the estate tax, temporary extension of several expiring tax provisions and a new mandatory spending program for mine reclamation along with an increase... Read More
19 Dec, 2005 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With Congress nearing completion of the fiscal year 2006 spending "reconciliation" bill, The Concord Coalition said that enactment of the bill would result in a modest amount of deficit reduction, but only if the savings are not erased by pending tax cuts that Congress... Read More
14 Nov, 2005 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With critical decisions now pending on the fiscal year 2006 spending and tax cut “reconciliation” bills, The Concord Coalition said today that Congress should make deficit reduction the clear fiscal policy goal of the two bills. In keeping with its established criteria for... Read More
15 Sep, 2005 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With President Bush promising to respond to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina by launching “one of the largest reconstruction efforts the world has ever seen,” The Concord Coalition said today that at least a portion of the mounting costs should be offset by rescinding all $... Read More
7 Feb, 2005 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that President Bush's fiscal year 2006 budget takes an appropriately hard line on spending, but its claim to result in significant deficit reduction relies on budgetary gimmicks that understate likely expenses and overstate likely revenue.... Read More
6 Oct, 2004 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today released a report on fiscal policy in the 2004 presidential campaign, concluding that neither President Bush nor Senator Kerry has a credible plan for dealing with the fiscal challenges he will face if elected. The election of 2004 will determine the... Read More
19 Jul, 2004 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today praised a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators for proposing to offset the revenue loss from a one-year extension of three expiring tax breaks. The proposal by Senators Snowe (R-ME), Baucus (D-MT), McCain (R-AZ), Breaux (D-LA), Chafee (R-RI) and Lincoln... Read More
12 Jun, 2003 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- As Congress debates legislation this month to expand Medicare by adding a prescription drug benefit, The Concord Coalition urges lawmakers to carefully weigh three key points before rushing a bill to the President's desk:   Medicare already promises more than it can afford... Read More
14 May, 2003 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With the Senate expected to vote today on a proposal to phase out dividend taxation over four years and then "sunset" the provision so that dividends would suddenly be taxed again in 2007, The Concord Coalition said that the use of “sunsets” to artificially reduce the... Read More