November 25, 2015


18 Nov, 2015 - Press Release

Dealing with the federal debt should be a top priority for the 2016 presidential candidates, according to a new paper by Robert L. Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, and Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.

“The next president will face an array of pressing issues; everything from income inequality to crumbling...

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5 Feb, 2007 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that the President's FY 2008 budget focuses on two appropriate goals: restoring balance by 2012 and narrowing the long-term deficit. Concord reiterated its concerns that certain key policy assumptions used by the administration to project a swift... Read More
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
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
14 Mar, 2006 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Today, the Concord Coalition issued its “Checklist for a Fiscally Responsible Budget Resolution.” This issue brief describes attributes any budget resolution intent on combating the deficit should have. Congress begins the fiscal year 2007 budget process with a familiar... Read More
9 Feb, 2006 - Facing Facts
1 Feb, 2006 - Issue Brief
The outlook for the federal budget is deceptively benign under the January 2006 baseline assumptions of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). In its latest 10-year projections, CBO describes a budget that will reach balance in 2012 and stay balanced through 2016, the end of the projection period... Read More
9 Dec, 2005 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- In a full-page statement in this Sunday's New York Times (December 11, 2005), bipartisan leaders of The Concord Coalition urge elected leaders “to put the national interests ahead of partisan or parochial interests and develop a specific and realistic plan to put the country on a... Read More
14 Nov, 2005 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With critical decisions now pending on the fiscal year 2006 spending and tax cut “reconciliation” bills, The Concord Coalition said today that Congress should make deficit reduction the clear fiscal policy goal of the two bills. In keeping with its established criteria for... Read More
18 May, 2004 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that the pay-as-you-go (PAYGO) rule for tax cuts and entitlement expansions included in the budget resolution now before the House and Senate fails to provide meaningful fiscal discipline because it expires after just one year and carves out a $... Read More
29 Mar, 2004 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With budget negotiations between the House and Senate now underway, The Concord Coalition today strongly recommended that negotiators agree to reinstate the traditional pay-as-you-go (paygo) rule for entitlement expansions and tax cuts. This fiscally responsible rule played a... Read More