October 13, 2015


8 Oct, 2015 - Issue Brief

It’s Time To Reform the Statutory Debt Limit

I. Introduction

Congress voted last February to again suspend the federal debt limit. On March 15, 2015, it went back into effect and was set at the level necessary to include all debt racked up prior to that date. While in the past there has been a debate over whether to attach conditions to a debt ceiling increase, the most recent suspension of the debt ceiling included no such provisions.

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9 Jul, 1998 - Facing Facts
Recent news stories have observed that the number of U.S. children under age eighteen is due to hit a record high in 1998--edging past the previous high reached back in the 1960s when Boomers were kids. While conceding it will be expensive to raise and educate this abundant "Millennial Generation... Read More
28 Jun, 1998 - Facing Facts
On July 1, the Concord Coalition and the AARP will co-host the second in their series of national forums on Social Security. The forum will explore the future of retirement in the next century--and place the debate over Social Security in a broader context.Much of the public equates America's... Read More
25 Jun, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--A delegation of bipartisan congressional leaders will join Vice President Al Gore at "The Great Social Security Debate," a national forum cosponsored by AARP and the Concord Coalition, on Wednesday, July 1, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Rhodes on-the-Pawtuxet in Cranston, R.I.... Read More
23 Jun, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Senators John Chafee (R-R.I.) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.) will attend the Concord Coalition's new interactive entitlement reform exercise, Just Generations, on Tuesday, June 30, from 3-6:30 p.m., in the Student Union Ballroom at Rhode Island College in Providence, R.I. Just Generations... Read More
21 Jun, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Vice President Al Gore and bipartisan congressional leaders will join AARP and the Concord Coalition for the second national forum of "The Great Social Security Debate" series. The forum will take place on July 1 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Rhodes on-the-Pawtuxet in Cranston, R.... Read More
14 Jun, 1998 - Facing Facts
In April, Congress held hearings on the Social Security Administration's FY 1997 Accountability Report. Among the items discussed: SSA's proud announcement that its "net financial position" is a positive $606 billion. A few weeks later, the Trustees' 1998 Annual Report ... Read More
4 Jun, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--The Concord Coalition Citizens Council urged the House of Representatives to reject each of the Budget Resolutions scheduled to be voted on today, arguing that passage of no Congressional Budget Resolution this year would be preferable than any of these options. "Moving to a two... Read More
19 May, 1998 - Facing Facts
All of the official pronouncements accompanying the recent release of the 1998 Trustees' report stressed that "Social Security's long-range projections have improved" since last year's report. This assessment, widely repeated in the media, is giving new ammunition to those who want to defer reform.... Read More
29 Apr, 1998 - Facing Facts
Proposals to transition in whole or in part from the current Social Security system to a funded system of personally owned accounts are winning growing support among economists, legislators, and the American public. This is hardly surprising given the huge potential benefits: Not just higher... Read More
27 Apr, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--New projections estimating that Social Security will begin running large annual cash deficits shortly after the massive baby boom generation begins retiring in 2008 should serve as a catalyst for fundamental reform of the system, according to the bipartisan Concord Coalition. "... Read More