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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20 Jun, 2003 - Facing Facts
Last year, Congress stepped back from the fiscal brink just as it was poised to pass a vast new Medicare prescription drug entitlement. This year, Congress seems determined to take the leap. The drug legislation now gathering momentum in the Senate and House represents the biggest benefit expansion... Read More
12 Jun, 2003 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- As Congress debates legislation this month to expand Medicare by adding a prescription drug benefit, The Concord Coalition urges lawmakers to carefully weigh three key points before rushing a bill to the President's desk:   Medicare already promises more than it can afford... Read More
19 May, 2003 - Special Publication
The latest Trustees report on Social Security's financial condition shows that its cash income, mostly from payroll taxes, will cover expenses until 2018, one year later than last year's projection. It also shows that Social Security's trust funds will be depleted in 2042, also one year later... Read More
19 May, 2003 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/charttalk%2040-87.pdf
19 May, 2003 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/chart3-132.pdf
14 May, 2003 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With the Senate expected to vote today on a proposal to phase out dividend taxation over four years and then "sunset" the provision so that dividends would suddenly be taxed again in 2007, The Concord Coalition said that the use of “sunsets” to artificially reduce the... Read More
29 Apr, 2003 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition's President, Peter G. Peterson, will testify before the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services today.  Peterson will review the grave deterioration in the budget outlook over the past two years and the long-term injury resurgent deficits threaten to... Read More
19 Mar, 2003 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- As the House and Senate debate their respective versions of the fiscal year 2004 budget resolution, The Concord Coalition suggested that consideration of the budget be postponed until Congress has had an opportunity to consider the supplemental spending package for war and... Read More
19 Mar, 2003 - Facing Facts
 The 2003 Trustees' reports, released this week, confirm that senior entitlements are unsustainable without major reform. According to the Trustees, the cost of Social Security and Medicare is due to grow from 7 to 16 percent of GDP by 2075. The increase alone--9 percent of GDP--is two and one... Read More
18 Mar, 2003 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today released an updated version of its “Ten Criteria for Judging How Budget Plans Measure Up,” first published in 1997.  The criteria were updated in recognition of the fact that Congress is once more confronted with the need to craft a long-term balanced... Read More