May 5, 2015


27 Apr, 2015 - Issue Brief


The Highway Trust Fund provides the financing structure for federal investment in transportation projects. It consists of two accounts: the highway account, which supports projects for the interstate system and other roads, and the transit account, which supports light rail and other mass transit projects across the country.

Motor fuels taxes serve as the primary dedicated revenue source for the fund. These taxes -- on gasoline and diesel -- provide most of the fund’s revenue.

The trust fund...

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16 Mar, 1998 - Press Release
Click this link to read the 1997 Scorecard. WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition Citizens Council today released its fifth annual Tough Choices Deficit Reduction Scorecard, which scores members of Congress on their fiscal responsibility during the 1997 congressional session. The Citizens... Read More
9 Feb, 1998 - Facing Facts
By proposing that "every penny" of prospective budget surpluses be placed in a "reserve" to help ensure Social Security's long-term solvency, President Clinton has seized the budgetary high ground. He has also struck a responsive chord with the American people, who understand that something needs... Read More
8 Feb, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- President Clinton today announced that he has invited the Concord Coalition and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) to co-host a non-partisan conference on the future of Social Security on April 7 in Kansas City, Mo. The conference, which President Clinton will... Read More
1 Feb, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today disputed claims that there will be a federal budget surplus by 1999, pointing out that the projected surplus is only reached by borrowing Social Security's annual surplus revenue to fund other government programs. While today's projections from the... Read More
27 Jan, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--President Clinton announced during last night's State of the Union address that he has asked the Concord Coalition and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) to co-host a series of bipartisan conferences with the White House on the future of Social Security. President... Read More
24 Jan, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition has placed an advertisement in this Sunday's (Jan. 25) New York Times urging President Clinton and members of Congress to use restraint when considering what to do with any projected budget surpluses. The advertisement is signed by Concord Co-Chairs and former... Read More
18 Jan, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition will host a briefing focusing on the budget surplus debate on Thursday, Jan. 22, beginning at 9:00 a.m., in room B-369 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Forecasts of a potential budget surplus have kindled a vigorous debate over what to do with the... Read More
14 Jan, 1998 - Facing Facts
Are veterans with smoking-related ailments eligible for "service-connected" disability benefits? Until a few years ago, the answer was: Of course not. But in 1993, VA legal experts ruled they should be. Then, just last summer, the VA General Counsel confirmed this ruling and instructed the VA to... Read More
7 Jan, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today urged Congress and the president to run budget surpluses at least as large as Social Security's annual surplus, which has been borrowed each year since 1983 to mask the size of annual budget deficits. While the latest projections from the Congressional... Read More
7 Jan, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Congressman Marty Meehan (D-Mass.) will host the Concord Coalition's new interactive entitlement exercise, Just Generations, at Concord-Carlisle (Mass.) High School on Monday, Jan. 12, at 7:00 p.m. Just Generations participants will assume the role of citizen-members of a... Read More