April 16, 2014

Publications

1 Apr, 2014 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today welcomed the budget proposal from House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan but expressed concern that it does not represent a realistic blueprint for making progress on a fiscal sustainability plan.

“It is the statutory duty of the House and Senate Budget Committees to produce a budget,” said Robert L. Bixby, Concord’s executive director. “Chairman Ryan thus deserves credit for following ‘regular order’ by proposing a budget in an election year when some may argue that it would be...

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10 Oct, 2000 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today released an issue brief that describes how Texas Governor George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore plan to use the projected budget surplus.  Entitled “The Surplus Field of Dreams: Build it and they will come,” the brief and accompanying chart (Requires... Read More
10 Sep, 2000 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With Congress and the Administration scheduled to resume their year-end budget negotiations Tuesday, The Concord Coalition today released an issue brief entitled “Discretionary Spending Caps: What's Next?” (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)  Now available on-line, the document urges... Read More
17 Jul, 2000 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With huge new surplus estimates threatening fiscal discipline, The Concord Coalition urged Congress and the Administration to reach an agreement as soon as possible on a new set of discretionary spending caps that would replace the 1997 budget caps, which have ceased to provide any... Read More
28 Mar, 2000 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- As the U.S. House of Representatives prepares to vote on an emergency supplemental appropriations package for fiscal year 2000 (HR 3908), The Concord Coalition urges lawmakers not to use the projected non-Social Security surplus for spending that does not constitute a true emergency... Read More
15 Mar, 2000 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Robert Bixby, Executive Director of The Concord Coalition, testified before the House Rules Committee today at a hearing on “Biennial Budgeting:  A Tool for Improving Government Fiscal Management and Oversight.”  His testimony highlighted reasons why The Concord Coalition is in favor... Read More
8 Feb, 2000 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today urged Congress to agree on a budget baseline before approving any tax cuts, including the Marriage Tax Penalty Relief Act (H.R. 6) scheduled to be debated Thursday in the U.S. House of Representatives.   “Tomorrow's tax cut vote is nothing less than a... Read More
11 Jan, 2000 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today urged Congress and the Administration to maintain their laudable goal of balancing the budget without tapping into the Social Security surplus, but warned against making policy decisions based on unrealistic surplus projections that assume strict adherence... Read More
14 Jun, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today announced its strong opposition to H.R.1000, the Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR-21), because it would take the aviation trust fund "off budget." Concord opposes this proposal because it would allow virtually... Read More
11 May, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Martha Phillips, former Executive Director and now a member of the Board of Directors of The Concord Coalition, testified before the House Rules Committee today in support of H.R. 853, the Comprehensive Budget Process Reform Act of 1999, a bipartisan bill to strengthen the budget... Read More
25 Apr, 1999 - Press Release
As congressional appropriators begin work this week on an emergency supplemental spending bill to pay for expenses arising out of the conflict in Yugoslavia, the Concord Coalition today warned that the legitimate need for an emergency supplemental bill must not become a means of funding permanent... Read More