February 20, 2017

Publications

31 Jan, 2017 - Issue Brief

On Jan. 24, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its budget and economic projections for the next 10 years showing a $9.4 trillion cumulative increase in budget deficits. The projections assume that current law remains in place.

The Concord Coalition urges President Trump and the new Congress to be mindful of three key points derived from CBO reports:   

1. Absent serious policy changes, fiscal policy will remain on an unsustainable course.

2. Population...

Recent Publications

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17 Jun, 2015 - Special Publication
A copy of ths issue guide can be found here on the First Budget website.  In the months ahead presidential candidates will make many promises and offer ambitious economic plans. But within weeks of taking office the next president will have to fit these plans within a budget. A president’s... Read More
16 Jun, 2015 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that worrisome long-term projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) show why comprehensive budget reforms are crucial to the country’s future -- and should be a central focus of the 2016 presidential candidates. “Today’s Long-Term Budget... Read More
14 Jun, 2015 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier (Iowa) E.J. Giovannetti, an attorney and former Polk County Supervisor from Des Moines, and Doris Kelley, a former state representative from Cedar Falls, say voters across the political spectrum want presidential candidates to discuss how they would... Read More
31 May, 2015 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for the Sioux City Journal, Sara Imhof, director of education and grassroots advocacy at The Concord Coalition, and Mike Murphy, director of strategic initiatives at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, say voters need to insist presidential candidates put forward realistic... Read More
5 May, 2015 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition welcomes the House and Senate passage of a budget resolution that promises to balance the budget and substantially slow the growth of federal debt over the next 10 years. Concord warns, however, that these goals rest upon speculative savings from future policy... Read More
25 Apr, 2015 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for The Gazette, Iowa state representatives Ken Rizer (R-Cedar Rapids) and Dan Kelley (D-Newton) discuss their involvement in the First Budget initiative and the importance of making the nation's unsustainable budget policies a top issue in the 2016 presidential campaign. The op-ed can... Read More
10 Apr, 2015 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for The Hill, Ben Ritz, legislative outreach director for The Concord Coalition, says after the agreement to not offset some of the cost of replacing Medicare's sustainable growth rate formula, Congress should rethink how it addresses budgetary "circuit-breakers," and can start by... Read More
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2 Apr, 2015 - Press Release
CONCORD, N.H. --  First Budget brought its message for the 2016 presidential election to New Hampshire today as part of its campaign to highlight the growing federal debt. First Budget, a joint effort of The Concord Coalition and the Campaign to Fix the Debt, is active in New Hampshire and... Read More
24 Mar, 2015 - Press Release
UPDATE (APRIL 2): A live videocast of this program can be found at the University of New Hampshire's internet broadcasting website today starting at noon.  CONCORD, N.H. -- Two outspoken advocates of comprehensive fiscal reform, former Senators Judd Gregg (R-N.H.) and Evan Bayh (D-... Read More
22 Mar, 2015 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for the New Hampshire Union Leader, former Congressmen Richard Swett and William Zeliff say New Hampshire citizens should ask presidential candidates about their plans to put the federal budget on a more sustainable course. Zeliff, a Republican, and Swett, a Democrat, are involved with... Read More