July 30, 2014

Publications

28 Jul, 2014 - Press Release

 WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that the new reports from the Social Security and Medicare trustees highlight the need for prompt reform of federal entitlement programs, with further delays in such work creating a particular problem for Social Security’s Disability Insurance program.

“As in past years, the trustees’ annual reports remind us that without broad reforms, Social Security and Medicare will increasingly squeeze other parts of the federal budget while putting steady upward pressure on annual deficits and the nation’s level of debt,” said Robert L. Bixby...

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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
14 Apr, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--The Concord Coalition today praised the Republican leadership in Congress for producing, on time, a fiscal year 2000 Budget Resolution that complies with the discretionary spending caps of the 1997 Balanced Budget Act, and pledges to reserve the entire Social Security surplus for debt... Read More
2 Mar, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today urged Congressional leaders to exclude the entire Social Security surplus from consideration in this year's budget deliberations. "The strongest possible signal Congress could send about its determination to save the Social Security surplus would... Read More
26 Jan, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Concord Coalition Executive Director Martha Phillips endorsed several federal budget process changes before a joint hearing of the Senate Budget and Governmental Affairs Committees today. "Although Concord is heartened to see that, at least on a unified basis, the budget has... Read More
13 Sep, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--Budget discipline for spending and revenues are both in jeopardy, according to the Concord Coalition, a bipartisan budget watchdog. As Congress and the Administration rush to cut end-of-session budget deals, Concord warns there will be a strong temptation to dip into projected budget... 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
1 May, 1997 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today congratulated the Congressional leadership and White House on reaching agreement on a plan to balance the budget by 2002, but cautioned that much more work is left to be done. "The bipartisan negotiators of this deal deserve praise for reaching... Read More
3 Mar, 1997 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- In the wake of today's defeat of the balanced budget amendment, the Concord Coalition Citizens Council is challenging the president and Congress to enact legislation that would balance the budget by 2002, even with out being forced to by a constitutional mandate. "The last... Read More
2 Feb, 1997 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today released a list of 10 criteria by which to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of budget plans that will be proposed in coming weeks by President Clinton, Members of Congress and assorted public policy groups, including the Concord Coalition. A "Yes... Read More