October 31, 2014

Publications

28 Oct, 2014 - Special Publication

Former U.S. House members Tom Tauke (R-IA) and Leonard Boswell (D-IA), who are working with The Concord Coalition and Fix the Debt to raise awareness of the nation's fiscal challenges, wrote this recent op-ed for The Des Moines Register. The article can also be found here

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28 May, 2013 - Special Publication
By John Shaw WASHINGTON (MNI) -- The protracted battle between congressional Democrats and Republicans about whether to even begin House-Senate talks to try to draft a fiscal year 2014 budget resolution seems to confirm assertions about the totally dysfunctional nature of Congress. Budget experts... Read More
17 May, 2013 - Special Publication
This guest column in the Billings Gazette was written by Paul Hansen, western states regional director for The Concord Coalition. It is time for both Republicans and Democrats in Washington to make a deal to fix the nation’s debt. The new budget plan recently released by Alan Simpson and Erskine... Read More
14 May, 2013 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With today’s updated numbers from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) showing a decline in projected budget deficits, The Concord Coalition warned lawmakers not to be lulled into a false sense of security that the fiscal status quo is sustainable. “A lower deficit is good news but... Read More
9 May, 2013 - Special Publication
This article in The Hill Thursday was written by former Sen. Sam Nunn (D-Ga.), co-chairman of The Concord Coalition, and former Sen. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.), a senior fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center. CONGRESS'S BUDGET PROCESS BROKEN BECAUSE IT'S IGNORED After trying private negotiations,... Read More
10 Apr, 2013 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that President Obama’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2014 provides a credible framework for the bipartisan negotiations that are needed to curb the growth of the federal debt over the next decade and beyond. Congress should consider the President’s... Read More
9 Apr, 2013 - Press Release
CONCORD, N.H. – On April 22, the University of New Hampshire School of Law will formally launch its Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Policy with a national conference on fiscal responsibility, featuring Senators John McCain and Kelly Ayotte and former Senators Bob Kerrey... Read More
2 Apr, 2013 - Press Release
LITTLETON, Colo. – Colorado Fiscal Institute Director Carol Hedges, former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo, and former state legislators Norma Anderson and Penn R. Pfiffner will be among the speakers at a public forum this Saturday on solutions to the nation’s debt at the Arapahoe Community College in... Read More
12 Mar, 2013 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- While supporting the goal of returning balance to the nation’s finances, The Concord Coalition said today that the ambitious 10-year budget plan released by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan relies on dubious assumptions to achieve that goal. “Any plan to put the federal... Read More
2 Mar, 2013 - Special Publication
This op-ed by Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby appeared Saturday in the Wichita Eagle.  By Robert L. Bixby   With the federal debt rapidly rising and elected officials repeatedly locked in partisan budget battles, Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson have once again... Read More
20 Feb, 2013 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/cbo_good_news_not_good_issue_brief.pdf
I. Introduction The annual Budget and Economic Outlook released on Feb. 5 by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) contained some good news. The deficit is coming down. The debt is relatively stable over the coming 10 years. Revenues are going up and federal health care costs were again... Read More