December 6, 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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24 Jan, 2007 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that new projections by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) clearly define the trade-offs Congress and the President must confront to achieve their goal of a balanced budget by 2012. While the new baseline shows surpluses resuming in 2012, this... Read More
24 Jan, 2007 - Special Publication
The most important message the American people sent to their elected leaders last November was the desire for change. Americans want a new direction and bipartisan cooperation on a number of fronts, including fiscal policy. The Concord Coalition strongly urges you to heed this call — not for... Read More
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
4 Jan, 2007 - Special Publication
The Honorable John Spratt, Chairman, Committee on the Budget The Honorable Baron Hill The Honorable Heath Shuler United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Dear Chairman Spratt, Mr. Hill and Mr. Shuler, The Concord Coalition strongly supports a pay-as-you-go (... Read More
13 Dec, 2006 - Special Publication
WASHINGTON -- Congress is in the process of completing work on the tax reconciliation bill called for in the fiscal year 2006 budget resolution.  The budget allows tax and entitlement legislation increasing the deficit by $75.6 billion between 2006 and 2010. Instead of choosing among competing... Read More
12 Dec, 2006 - Facing Facts
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/FacingFacts-070103_0.pdf
6 Dec, 2006 - Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC -- On Tuesday, December 12th the Concord Coalition will host the unveiling of two new public opinion research studies by Public Agenda and Viewpoint Learning’s on the public’s attitudes towards our nation’s long term fiscal challenges. Public Agenda’s report, “Facing Up to... Read More
3 Nov, 2006 - Special Publication
 CONCORD COALITION CONDEMNS 'RACE TO THE BOTTOM' ON SOCIAL SECURITY RHETORICAs two former congressional staffers who, in 1998, drafted what remains the only balanced, bipartisan, bicameral Social Security reform legislation, we know firsthand how hard it is to craft a meaningful... Read More
11 Oct, 2006 - Facing Facts
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/FacingFacts-061012.pdf
28 Sep, 2006 - Special Publication
 Mr. Chairman, Senator Kerry and Members of the Committee.  I am Charlie Stenholm, former Member of Congress from the 17th District of Texas and currently a Senior Policy Affairs Affairs Advisor at Olsson, Frank and Weeda.  I am also a member of the Board of Directors of the... Read More