October 9, 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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5 Feb, 2013 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With Congress facing important budgetary deadlines in the next few weeks, The Concord Coalition said today that the new Budget and Economic Outlook by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) underscores that much more needs to be done to bring about a sustainable fiscal policy. “The... Read More
28 Jan, 2013 - Press Release
Nashville, Tenn. – Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen, Fix the Debt State Co-Chair Tim Pagliara and Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby will discuss solutions to the rapidly growing federal debt at a breakfast program tomorrow morning at Lipscomb University’s Ezell Center... Read More
14 Jan, 2013 - Issue Brief
I. Introduction Federal borrowing is once again near the statutory debt limit. At the end of last year, Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner notified Congress that the $16.394 trillion limit had been reached and that his department would begin taking “extraordinary measures” to postpone the... Read More
26 Dec, 2012 - Special Publication
This op-ed was written by Paul Hansen, western states regional director for The Concord Coalition. It was published Dec. 22 in the Billings Gazette. When faced with the numbers, most Americans know what needs to be done to stabilize the nation’s debt and they are willing to take on the shared... Read More
21 Dec, 2012 - Special Publication
This Pioneer Press (Minnesota) op-ed was written by Sara Imhof, Midwest regional director of The Concord Coalition, and former U.S. Rep. Tim Penny, president and CEO  of the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation. It was published Friday.    "Let me be blunt," Sen. Warren Rudman... Read More
15 Dec, 2012 - Special Publication
Des Moines Register Op-Ed by Sara Imhof: In September 1992, three concerned public figures launched the deficit-fighting Concord Coalition in front of a national debt clock in New York City. It then showed the federal debt at just over $4 trillion. Sen. Warren Rudman, R-N.H., former Sen. Paul... Read More
14 Dec, 2012 - Press Release
WASHINGTON, December 14, 2012—Strengthening of America—Our Children’s Future, a bipartisan initiative cochaired by former senators Sam Nunn, Pete Domenici, Evan Bayh, and the late Warren Rudman to raise public consciousness of the country’s growing debt, has released a new report: “Achieving a... Read More
13 Dec, 2012 - Special Publication
This op-ed was written by Ben Harris, a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who -- along with fellow students Alex Zukauskas, Peng Yin, Bekah Ludwig, Katie Maike and Meagan Brasier -- founded a Concord Coalition chapter on the Madison campus. The op-ed appeared recently in the Milwaukee... Read More
7 Dec, 2012 - Special Publication
Dozens of lawmakers in both parties have signed a letter saying that a successful agreement to avoid the "fiscal cliff" should include a long-term comprehensive plan for deficit reduction, and additional signatures are being collected. Leading the effort are Representatives Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.),... Read More
8 Nov, 2012 - Special Publication
Despite two years of partisan gridlock and political posturing, President Barack Obama is still president and Congress remains divided, just as it was before Election Day. But we cannot afford for the next two years to be as unproductive as the last two. As students here in our nation’s capital, we... Read More