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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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24 Aug, 2011 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today said that updated budget projections by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) demonstrate a potential path for bringing spending and revenues closer together over the next 10 years. But the projections also underscore the need for the new congressional “... Read More
1 Aug, 2011 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/bixby_imhof_guest_column.pdf
By Robert Bixby and Sara Imhof The toxic level of partisanship in Washington that threatens to throw the government into default shows why it is crucial for American voters to demand action on the enormous fiscal challenges facing the country.Our fiscal problems go far beyond the short-term... Read More
23 Jul, 2011 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/GangofSenseIssueStatement.pdf
More than two months ago we urged the bipartisan Gang of Six (Senators Chambliss, Coburn, Conrad, Crapo, Durbin and Warner) to persist in their efforts to craft a deficit reduction plan based on the recommendations of the President’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (Bowles-... Read More
23 Jul, 2011 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Former members of Congress who serve on The Concord Coalition’s Board of Directors today urged elected officials to raise the debt limit and embrace the broad deficit-reduction plan released this week by the Senate’s bipartisan “Gang of Six.”“The Gang of Six proposal serves as a... Read More
19 Jul, 2011 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- As Congress considers a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution, The Concord Coalition said today that any such proposal should be thought of as a bold statement of principle: that one generation of Americans should not bind future generations with crushing debt.The amendment... Read More
1 Jul, 2011 - Special Publication
In response to a sold-out presentation by Deficit Commission co-chair Alan Simpson in Jackson Hole, more than 200 Wyoming citizens signed a public letter calling on their elected leaders to act on our nation's fiscal challenge. LETTER TO OUR FEDERAL ELECTED OFFICIALSPRESIDENT BARACK OBAMASENATOR... Read More
22 Jun, 2011 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- New long-term projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) underscore the critical need for the President and Congress to produce a broad, bipartisan budget agreement to put the nation on a more responsible path. “The CBO’s numbers and analysis back up what elected... Read More
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13 May, 2011 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said that today’s release of the annual Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report is a timely reminder of how important cost-saving reform of these two vital programs is to the nation’s fiscal outlook. Concord urged lawmakers now deliberating long-term budget... Read More
3 May, 2011 - Issue Brief
As the President and Congress consider deficit reduction options and an increase in the debt limit, budget process proposals have recently become popular on Capitol Hill. In the last several months, President Obama has proposed a "debt failsafe" trigger, The Bipartisan Policy Center proposed a... Read More
13 Apr, 2011 - Press Release
 WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today applauded the call by President Obama to begin high-level, bipartisan negotiations on a comprehensive plan to tackle federal deficits and the country’s long-term fiscal challenges. While there is still a big gap in specificity on the policies... Read More