November 24, 2015


18 Nov, 2015 - Press Release

Dealing with the federal debt should be a top priority for the 2016 presidential candidates, according to a new paper by Robert L. Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, and Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.

“The next president will face an array of pressing issues; everything from income inequality to crumbling...

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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
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