September 16, 2014

Publications

27 Aug, 2014 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- While there has been some recent good news for the federal budget, The Concord Coalition said today that updated projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) should remind policymakers that the aging of the population is dramatically but predictably reshaping government spending and fiscal reforms are the only way to prevent the negative economic consequences.

“Despite a slowing of health care inflation and lower annual deficits since their heights during the recession, the CBO’s projections demonstrate that our basic structural problem remains -- growth in...

Recent Publications

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25 Jan, 2010 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/Debt_limit_brief_final.pdf
Before leaving town in December, Congress raised the statutory debt limit by $290 billion to $12.39 trillion. This was a short-term patch that will only provide enough borrowing authority to last until mid-February. Congress must, therefore, address the issue again as one of its first actions in... Read More
8 Sep, 2009 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/KerreyRudmanHealthCareOp-ED_0_0.pdf
Whether Congress passes health care reform with a public option or a cooperative, it cannot simply assume meaningful cost control with either. Americans will suffer from any health care reform bill that expands coverage but fails to control costs. Health care is already by far the largest unfunded... Read More
25 Aug, 2009 - Press Release
With today’s release of new budget projections from the Obama administration showing deficits totaling more than $9 trillion over the next 10 years, The Concord Coalition said that cost control must be the primary focus of health care reform and called for a bipartisan deficit reduction plan.... Read More
1 Aug, 2008 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With today's release of the Bush Administration's Mid–Session Review of the federal budget projecting a nearly $500 billion deficit next year, The Concord Coalition said that presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain should step up their efforts to address the nation's... Read More
16 Jun, 2008 - Facing Facts
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/080617-facingfacts.pdf
12 Sep, 2007 - Issue Brief
Federal borrowing is once again approaching the statutory debt limit. Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson notified Congressional leaders in a letter July 30, 2007 that the statutory debt limit will be reached in early October 2007. “The actions that are available to the Treasury Department to take... Read More
28 Sep, 2006 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Robert Bixby, Executive Director of The Concord Coalition, will testify Thursday, September 28th, before the Senate Finance Committee Subcommittee on Long-Term Growth and Debt Reduction. The hearing is entitled "America's Public Debt: How Do We Keep It From Rising.... Read More
11 Jul, 2006 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With the Bush Administration's Mid-Session Review today projecting that very strong revenue growth will cause a slight decline in the federal budget deficit--from $318 billion last year to $296 billion this year--and also projecting that the deficit will be cut in half by 2008... Read More
24 Feb, 2006 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With Congress continuing its review of the President's budget and beginning work on the fiscal year 2007 budget resolution, The Concord Coalition issued an analysis of the President's fiscal year 2007 budget. The analysis is based on The Concord Coalition's "Seven Signs... Read More
17 Feb, 2006 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With Congress considering a tax cut package that could exceed $70 billion and the Treasury Secretary again being forced to take extraordinary measures to avoid breaching the $8.18 trillion statutory debt limit, The Concord Coalition said today that Congress should act promptly... Read More