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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18 Apr, 2001 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition warned today that a combination of House-approved tax cuts and Senate-approved spending increases could wipe out the projected $3.1 trillion non-Social Security surplus over the next 10 years.  Moreover, if discretionary spending continues to go up every year at... Read More
4 Apr, 2001 - Facing Facts
The latest annual report of the Medicare Trustees contains some good news and some bad news. The good news is that Medicare's solvency has been extended another four years until 2029. The bad news is that Medicare is projected to cost 60 percent more seventy-five years from now than it was a year... Read More
21 Mar, 2001 - Facing Facts
The White House decision to jettison trust-fund accounting in its budgetary treatment of Medicare is understandably causing controversy. Within the trust-fund framework, Medicare is running a large surplus.  Within the cash accounting framework adopted in the White House budget, Medicare is... Read More
12 Mar, 2001 - Special Publication
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, March 12, 2001 JOINT STATEMENT BY WARREN RUDMAN, SAM NUNN, PETER PETERSON, ROBERT RUBIN & PAUL VOLCKER WASHINGTON -- Congress and the Bush administration face the critical challenge this year of adopting a framework for using near-term budget surpluses... Read More
12 Mar, 2001 - Special Publication
CONCORD COALITION PRESS CONFERENCE:  Saving For The Future: Budget Policy, Tax Cuts & The Surplus TOPIC:  BUDGET POLICY, TAX CUTS, AND THE SURPLUS PARTICIPANTS INCLUDE: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE CONCORD COALITION ROBERT BIXBY, FORMER SENATOR SAM NUNN (D-GA), FORMER TREASURY... Read More
11 Mar, 2001 - Press Release
  WASHINGTON - Congress and the Bush administration face the critical challenge this year of adopting a framework for using near-term budget surpluses to help fill the huge long-term gaps in federal entitlement programs and household savings, and to best further our continued economic well... Read More
7 Mar, 2001 - Press Release
WASHINGTON --  Concord Coalition leaders Warren Rudman, Sam Nunn, Peter Peterson, Robert Rubin and Paul Volcker will hold a press conference entitled “Saving For The Future:  Budget Policy, Tax Cuts & The Surplus” Monday, March 12, at 9 a.m. in the Holeman Lounge at the National Press Club... Read More
30 Jan, 2001 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition urged Congress and the new Administration to proceed with great caution as they consider what to do with the $3.1 trillion non-Social Security surplus projected today by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). With two-thirds -- or $2.1 trillion -- of that amount... Read More
28 Jan, 2001 - Facing Facts
An HHS-appointed Medicare Technical Review Panel charged with evaluating the methods and assumptions underlying the Trustees' projections has released its final report. Its main conclusion: The Trustees are greatly underestimating Medicare's long-term cost. The Concord Coalition applauds the Panel... Read More
25 Jan, 2001 - Press Release
WASHINGTON --  The Concord Coalition is proud to announce that former U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey (D-NE) has joined Concord's Board of Directors.  Kerrey served his home state of Nebraska as Governor from 1983-87 and as U.S. Senator for two terms, from 1989 to 2001.  He currently serves as President of... Read More