June 24, 2017

Publications

22 Jun, 2017 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- It’s late June and Washington has no budget, no agreement on health care reform, no sign of tax reform, growing worries about a government shutdown this fall and a looming crisis over the federal debt limit.

How did we get to this point and what is the way forward?

A Concord Coalition forum June 29 in Washington will address these issues, taking a look at the fiscal lessons that have been learned over the last 25 years and how those lessons apply to the major fiscal policy challenges of the next quarter-century.

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Recent Publications

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25 Aug, 2015 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that updated projections on the federal budget reinforce the need for presidential candidates in both parties to explain how they would curb the growth of the national debt over the next decade and beyond. “Even with declining short-term deficits and... Read More
19 Aug, 2015 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for the Mason City Globe Gazette, Richard Dedor, a volunteer for First Budget, asks his fellow millennials to engage presidential candidates about their plans to put the federal budget on a sustainable course. The op-ed can also be found here.  A few facts: First, I am a Millennial... Read More
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26 Jun, 2015 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition last night honored Mitch Daniels and Evan Bayh III -- two former Indiana governors who both built strong fiscal records in the state -- with the 2015 Paul E. Tsongas Economic Patriot Award. Bayh, a Democrat, served as Indiana’s 46th governor from 1989 to 1997,... Read More
21 Jun, 2015 - Special Publication
An op-ed by the Sioux City Journal editorial board says discussing plans to address rising debt and deficits should be a major focus in the presidential campaign. The op-ed commends efforts by First Budget to raise awareness of dangers posed by rising federal debt and make solving the problem... Read More
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