April 23, 2017

Publications

17 Apr, 2017 - Special Publication

Experts believe assembling and passing the final Fiscal 2017 spending package is complex but doable, an April 12 story in Market News International reported.

The story, by John Shaw, says that only one of the twelve 2017 spending bills has been signed into law, while the rest are likely to be combined into an omnibus spending package.

Robert L. Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, believes it is likely that a spending package will be...

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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
31 Oct, 2007 - Press Release
Washington, DC – Robert L. Bixby, Executive Director of The Concord Coalition, testified before the Senate Budget Committee this morning regarding S. 2063, The Bipartisan Task Force for Responsible Fiscal Action Act of 2007. Bixby emphasized the need for prompt, bipartisan action to address... Read More
30 Oct, 2007 - Press Release
The four organizations joining in this statement have come together on a number of occasions in the past to express their concern about the threat that chronic deficits pose, and their support for Pay-As-You-Go rules (PAYGO) to help prevent the deficit situation from becoming worse. (See, for... Read More
18 Sep, 2007 - Press Release
Washington--The Concord Coalition today praised Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-ND) and Ranking Member Judd Gregg (R-NH) for introducing legislation that would create a bipartisan commission charged with developing specific solutions to the nation’s long-term fiscal imbalance... Read More
12 Sep, 2007 - Issue Brief
Federal borrowing is once again approaching the statutory debt limit. Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson notified Congressional leaders in a letter July 30, 2007 that the statutory debt limit will be reached in early October 2007. “The actions that are available to the Treasury Department to take... Read More
7 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
7 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
23 Aug, 2007 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projecting a third consecutive annual decline in the deficit, to $158 billion this year, The Concord Coalition today urged lawmakers not to take undue satisfaction from the short-term improvement but to focus instead on the nation's... Read More
9 Aug, 2007 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/070803-Op08-BudgetPaper.pdf
Summary An honest assessment of the nation’s long-term fiscal outlook almost makes one wonder why, in 2008, so many people are interested in being elected President. And why so little attention is being paid to a problem that budget analysts of diverse perspectives routinely describe as "... Read More
29 Jul, 2007 - Facing Facts
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/ff-0730-approps-medicare.pdf