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23 May, 2017 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition expressed disappointment today in President Trump’s first budget proposal, saying it relies on improbable assertions of higher economic growth and unrealistic assumptions about future spending cuts to achieve its goal of balancing the budget in 10 years.

“The driving force of deficit reduction in this budget is the supposed super-charged economic growth effect of an unspecified tax cut,” said Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby. “That alone calls the credibility of the budget into question.”

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28 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
17 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
10 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
3 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
11 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
7 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
31 May, 2006 - Special Publication
The Concord Coalition Improving the Long-term Fiscal Outlook: Does it Take a Commission? May 15, 2006 National Press Club, Washington D.C.   Robert Bixby:  Okay, I think we should get started.  Boy, it's great to see a room full of people interested in long-term fiscal policy... Read More
25 May, 2006 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Ed Lorenzen, Policy Director of The Concord Coalition, testified today before the House Budget Committee in support of proposals to grant the President modified line item veto authority while noting that it will not have a significant impact on the deficit. “Enactment of... Read More