December 3, 2016

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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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28 Sep, 2006 - Special Publication
Link to video replay. rtsp://video.webcastcenter.com/srs_g2/finance092806.rm?start="18:00" Read More
28 Sep, 2006 - Special Publication
 Chairman Smith, Senator Kerry, and members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me to discuss the nation's public debt and how we can keep it from rising. It is an important question to ask in assessing our nation's long-term fiscal and economic outlook. The short answer is that to keep... Read More
27 Sep, 2006 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Robert Bixby, Executive Director of The Concord Coalition, will testify Thursday, September 28th, before the Senate Finance Committee Subcommittee on Long-Term Growth and Debt Reduction. The hearing is entitled "America's Public Debt: How Do We Keep It From Rising.... Read More
28 Aug, 2006 - Special Publication
This Concord Coalition Op-Ed by founding board members Senator Bob Kerrey and Senator Warren Rudman was published in The Washington Post. See the Op-Ed on The Washington Post's website.The economic and moral case for long-term reform of fiscal policy is clear. Yet politicians refuse to act. If this... Read More
16 Aug, 2006 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With today's budget update by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) showing the deficit shrinking from $318 billion in 2005 to $260 billion this year, The Concord Coalition warned that the lower deficit -- while certainly welcome -- does not signal a fundamental improvement in... Read More
9 Aug, 2006 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today released “Key Questions Voters Should Ask Candidates About the Budget, Social Security and Medicare,” (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader) a brochure proposing questions that citizens and the media should ask candidates for federal office. Each question... Read More
2 Aug, 2006 - Press Release
WASHINGTON - With the Senate expected to vote this week on the so-called "Trifecta" bill, which includes a permanent reduction in the estate tax, temporary extension of several expiring tax provisions and a new mandatory spending program for mine reclamation along with an increase... Read More
10 Jul, 2006 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With the Bush Administration's Mid-Session Review today projecting that very strong revenue growth will cause a slight decline in the federal budget deficit--from $318 billion last year to $296 billion this year--and also projecting that the deficit will be cut in half by 2008... Read More
29 Jun, 2006 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/060629-wolf-letter.pdf
6 Jun, 2006 - Issue Brief
The Senate is scheduled to soon hold a vote on permanent estate tax repeal--its first such vote since 2002.  That date is significant because it also marked the last time the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) had a 10-year projected surplus.  Times have changed.  CBO now projects... Read More