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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8 May, 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 2006... Read More
24 Apr, 2007 - Facing Facts
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/ff-0424-paygo-health.pdf
22 Apr, 2007 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With today's release of the annual Social Security and Medicare Trustees' Reports confirming the unsustainable outlook for the federal government’s two largest programs, The Concord Coalition urged presidential candidates to make long-term fiscal policy reform one of their top... Read More
27 Mar, 2007 - Issue Brief
I. Introduction  The House and Senate each moved forward last week on slightly different Fiscal Year 2008 budget plans. The good news is that Budget Committee Chairmen John Spratt (D-SC) and Kent Conrad (D-ND) fought off all attempts to eliminate or waive the new pay-as-you-go (paygo) rules that... Read More
20 Mar, 2007 - Special Publication
The four organizations joining in this statement have warned that large, chronic budget deficits pose a threat to the economic health of our nation. For that reason, we strongly support current efforts to reestablish and comply with pay-as-you-go discipline in the Congressional... Read More
19 Mar, 2007 - Issue Brief
I. Introduction  The Senate Budget Committee (SBC), voting 12-11 along party lines March 15, approved a Democratic-drafted FY 2008 budget resolution that aims to produce a $132 billion surplus by FY 2012.   “While no single budget resolution can solve all of our budget challenges, this plan... Read More
1 Mar, 2007 - Issue Brief
I. Introduction The President’s budget proposals for fiscal year 2008, which were released on February 5th, contain two appropriate goals: balancing the budget by 2012[1] and reducing Medicare’s long-term unfunded obligations. However, the proposals would change little—aside from increasing... 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
31 Jan, 2007 - Special Publication
Chairman Conrad, Senator Gregg, and members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me to discuss solutions to the nation's long-term fiscal challenges. It is an important issue for the future health of the economy, generational equity, and the ability of all Americans to enjoy rising standards... Read More
24 Jan, 2007 - Special Publication
Three times each year the Congressional Budget Office releases its budget projection for the next 10 years. This "baseline" makes a variety of assumptions about taxation, spending, and the economy. Some of these assumptions are reasonable and others are not because of the... Read More