April 19, 2014

Publications

1 Apr, 2014 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today welcomed the budget proposal from House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan but expressed concern that it does not represent a realistic blueprint for making progress on a fiscal sustainability plan.

“It is the statutory duty of the House and Senate Budget Committees to produce a budget,” said Robert L. Bixby, Concord’s executive director. “Chairman Ryan thus deserves credit for following ‘regular order’ by proposing a budget in an election year when some may argue that it would be...

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13 Jan, 2002 - Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Concord Coalition announced today that former Senator Bob Kerrey (D-NE) has been named its new Co-Chairman, joining former Senator Warren B. Rudman (R-NH).  Senator Kerrey has been a member of Concord's Board of Directors since January 2001. The Concord Coalition was founded... Read More
17 Dec, 2001 - Press Release
WASHINGTON - With negotiations over an economic stimulus package bogged down in partisan bickering, The Concord Coalition said today that it is time for negotiators to step back from their efforts to produce a compromise package and revisit the issue, if necessary, when Congress reconvenes in... Read More
10 Dec, 2001 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- As the President's Commission to Strengthen Social Security approved a final set of recommendations today, The Concord Coalition reminded Congress and the Bush Administration that those who support no immediate change in law are in effect supporting the generationally inequitable... Read More
23 Oct, 2001 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- As Congress and the President consider measures to help stimulate the economy, The Concord Coalition said today that any such legislation should be carefully designed to have its maximum effect in the very near future, minimize costs in later years, and provide the greatest stimulus... Read More
4 Oct, 2001 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- In a full-page advertisement in this Sunday's New York Times (October 7, 2001), leaders of The Concord Coalition have signed an open letter to the President and the Congress of the United States, urging “a time for thoughtful action” as they consider plans to address the business and... Read More
10 Sep, 2001 - Facing Facts
 The Railroad Retirement and Survivors' Improvement Act of 2001, which has been passed by the House and enjoys widespread support in the Senate, claims to put the program on a sounder financial footing.It does nothing of the kind. The Act undermines Railroad Retirement's financial balance by... Read More
6 Sep, 2001 - Special Publication
 Mr. Co-Chairman and members of the Commission, thank you for inviting me to appear today to discuss the need for Social Security reform. I am here representing the Concord Coalition, a nonpartisan grassroots organization dedicated to strengthening the nation's long-term economic prospects... Read More
5 Sep, 2001 - Press Release
SAN DIEGO - Robert Bixby, Executive Director of The Concord Coalition, testified today at a public hearing of the President's Commission to Strengthen Social Security in San Diego.   As the leadoff witness on the opening panel, “The Need For Reform,” Bixby emphasized that any credible plan for... Read More
27 Aug, 2001 - Press Release
WASHINGTON - In the face of new projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) showing a cumulative budget deficit of $19 billion over the next three fiscal years, excluding the “off-budget” Social Security surplus, The Concord Coalition today warned that Congress and the Bush... Read More
21 Aug, 2001 - Press Release
WASHINGTON - In response to today's release of new projections from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) showing a substantial decrease in the expected federal budget surplus, The Concord Coalition urged Congress and the Bush Administration to maintain fiscal discipline by strictly adhering... Read More