December 4, 2016

Publications

29 Nov, 2016 - Issue Brief

As Donald Trump prepares to become the nation’s 45th president, he must quickly turn his attention to converting campaign promises, which lacked detail, into his first budget. While presidential budgets are advisory to Congress, Republican control of both the House and Senate means that his proposals are likely to receive serious consideration. Moreover, careful scrutiny of this budget is important because history has shown that the priorities set in the first budget of a new administration tend to influence fiscal policy decisions for the next several years.

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22 Apr, 2016 - Special Publication
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22 Apr, 2016 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With the federal budget deficit on the rise again and the nation’s debt still on an unsustainable long-term path, The Concord Coalition today released this year’s version of its “Key Questions” that voters should ask candidates for federal office. “Voters should expect candidates in... Read More
5 May, 2015 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition welcomes the House and Senate passage of a budget resolution that promises to balance the budget and substantially slow the growth of federal debt over the next 10 years. Concord warns, however, that these goals rest upon speculative savings from future policy... Read More
2 Feb, 2015 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With the release of President Obama’s proposed budget today, The Concord Coalition again urged Washington to focus on policies that would put the federal government on a sustainable track. “The President’s budget sets the stage for a vigorous debate on the right mix of spending and... Read More
24 Jan, 2015 - Special Publication
In a recent op-ed for the Des Moines Register, Robert Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, and Maya MacGuineas, head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt, discussed the importance of presidential candidates credibly addressing the long-term challenges facing the federal budget. The op-ed... Read More
6 Oct, 2014 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/key_questions_2014_2.pdf
As in past economic recoveries, the short-term federal budget picture has been improving. But deficits are projected to begin rising again in a few short years, Congress flounders over what were once considered routine decisions, and the nation remains on a long-term fiscal path that is simply... Read More
20 Mar, 2012 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today commended House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) for including proposals to rein in federal health care spending and greatly simplify the tax code as part of his Fiscal Year 2013 budget. Concord cautioned, however, that the favorable deficit... 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