December 4, 2016

Publications

29 Nov, 2016 - Issue Brief

As Donald Trump prepares to become the nation’s 45th president, he must quickly turn his attention to converting campaign promises, which lacked detail, into his first budget. While presidential budgets are advisory to Congress, Republican control of both the House and Senate means that his proposals are likely to receive serious consideration. Moreover, careful scrutiny of this budget is important because history has shown that the priorities set in the first budget of a new administration tend to influence fiscal policy decisions for the next several years.

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21 Aug, 2002 - Facing Facts
 For a while, it looked as if Congress might commit the folly of enacting a vast expansion in Medicare just nine years before the first Boomers become eligible. With the failure of the Senate to reach agreement on a prescription drug plan, it has stepped back from the fiscal brink.The Concord... Read More
11 Aug, 2002 - Press Release
WASHINGTON --  In an op-ed published today in The Washington Post, The Concord Coalition's Co-Chairs, former Senators Bob Kerrey (D-NE) and Warren B. Rudman (R-NH), warned against defaulting to the “do nothing” approach to Social Security reform. Kerrey and Rudman urged critics of the few... Read More
29 Jul, 2002 - Press Release
WASHINGTON --  The Concord Coalition warned today that with the budget plunging back into deficit, Congress should not rush to enact a Medicare prescription drug benefit in the absence of comprehensive programmatic reform. Doing so would greatly increase the already unsustainable long-term... Read More
24 Jun, 2002 - Press Release
WASHINGTON --  The Concord Coalition today urged the House of Representatives to join the Senate in approving an increase in the statutory debt limit. According to Treasury officials, the current $5.95 trillion debt limit will be reached by the end of the week. Without additional borrowing... Read More
19 Jun, 2002 - Press Release
WASHINGTON --  The Concord Coalition said today that the Conrad-Feingold-Domenici bipartisan budget enforcement amendment provides a strong and needed dose of fiscal discipline. It sets new discretionary spending caps for two years at tough but achievable levels, extends the pay-as-you-go (... Read More
18 Jun, 2002 - Facing Facts
Social Security is certain to get much attention in the fall campaigns. What's less certain is whether the attention will focus on genuine reform. The publicity being given a recent Center on Budget and Policy Priorities study is not encouraging. According to the study, the long-term cost of the... Read More
11 Jun, 2002 - Press Release
WASHINGTON --  The Concord Coalition said today that it would be premature to permanently extend the estate tax repeal or any other provision of last year's tax legislation before a broader fiscal policy agreement is reached between Congress and the Bush administration. “Last year's tax bill... Read More
15 May, 2002 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With the Treasury Secretary again forced to take extraordinary measures to avoid breaching the $5.95 trillion statutory debt limit, The Concord Coalition said today that Congress should prevent an unnecessary debt crisis -- now estimated to hit in June -- by swiftly approving an... Read More
17 Apr, 2002 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- As the House of Representatives considers legislation to permanently extend all provisions of last year's tax bill beyond their scheduled 2010 expiration date, including rate reductions not even scheduled to take effect until 2004 and 2006, The Concord Coalition said today that... Read More
27 Mar, 2002 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--The Concord Coalition warned today that the 2002 Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports released this week reaffirm that both programs are on an unsustainable course - despite three additional years of trust fund solvency for Social Security and one additional year of... Read More