September 3, 2015

Publications

2 Sep, 2015 - Issue Brief

Introduction

The Highway Trust Fund provides the financing structure for federal investment in transportation projects. It consists of two accounts: the highway account, which supports projects for the interstate system and other roads, and the transit account, which supports light rail and other mass transit projects across the country.

Motor fuels taxes serve as the primary dedicated revenue source for the fund. These taxes -- on gasoline and diesel -- provide most of the fund’s revenue.

The trust fund...

Recent Publications

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13 Mar, 2005 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- As the House and Senate debate their respective versions of the Fiscal Year 2006 budget resolutions, The Concord Coalition today urged them to combat the threat of growing deficits by adopting strong enforcement mechanisms - including a “pay-as-you-go” rule (PAYGO) for tax cuts... Read More
11 Mar, 2005 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/SSBrief2--The%20Trust%20Fund%20Mask.pdf
Some commentators have suggested that the financial problems confronting Social Security are overblown because the large balance building up in the Social Security trust funds will carry the program for decades.  Projections made by the Social Security trustees show that the balance of the... Read More
11 Mar, 2005 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/SSBrief2--The_Trust_Fund_Mask.pdf
Issue #2 Some commentators have suggested that the financial problems confronting Social Security are overblown because the large balance building up in the Social Security trust funds will carry the program for decades. Projections made by the Social Security trustees show that the balance of... Read More
10 Mar, 2005 - Facing Facts
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/FacingFactsQuarterly1-1.pdf
4 Mar, 2005 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/SSBrief1--DontWaitforACrisis_0.pdf
Issue #1 It is often said that our political system only responds to a crisis. If that is true, we are in for big trouble. Whether we use the term “crisis” or some less alarming term to describe Social Security's problems, the program does need the immediate attention of lawmakers. Social... Read More
4 Mar, 2005 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/SSBrief1--DontWaitforACrisis.pdf
It is often said that our political system only responds to a crisis.  If that is true, we are in for big trouble.  Whether we use the term “crisis” or some less alarming term to describe Social Security's problems, the program does need the immediate attention of lawmakers. Social... Read More
23 Feb, 2005 - Special Publication
 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 200511:30 A.M. – 2:30 P.M. THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUBWASHINGTON, D.C.  PARTICIPANTS: DAVID M. WALKERCOMPTROLLER GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES“21ST CENTURY CHALLENGES:  RE-EXAMINING THE BASE OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT” C. EUGENE STEUERLE,... Read More
15 Feb, 2005 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/Issue%20brief%20050215.pdf
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
3 Feb, 2005 - Special Publication
Chairman Smith, Senator Kohl, and members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me to discuss the future of Social Security. I am here representing The Concord Coalition, a nonpartisan organization dedicated to strengthening the nation's long-term economic prospects through sound and... Read More