April 25, 2017

Publications

17 Apr, 2017 - Special Publication

Experts believe assembling and passing the final Fiscal 2017 spending package is complex but doable, an April 12 story in Market News International reported.

The story, by John Shaw, says that only one of the twelve 2017 spending bills has been signed into law, while the rest are likely to be combined into an omnibus spending package.

Robert L. Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, believes it is likely that a spending package will be...

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3 Apr, 2017 - Special Publication
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) set a "grim context" for coming debates over the federal budget and taxes with its recent long-term projections, according to a recent story in Market News International story. The CBO said that federal debt owed to the public equals 77 percent of GDP -- the... Read More
31 Mar, 2017 - Special Publication
A March 31 story in CQ Budget Tracker (subscription-based) reported on the Congressional Budget Office’s 2017 Long-Term Budget Outlook, which warns of worsening fiscal problems over the next three decades and details the risks of inaction. Those risks include harming the economy, making it harder... Read More
30 Mar, 2017 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Long-term projections released today by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) provide a timely warning for President Trump and Congress as they begin focusing on tax and spending plans for the coming fiscal year, according to The Concord Coalition.“The government is already on track... Read More
21 Mar, 2017 - Special Publication
In a recent op-ed Robert L. Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, and Maya MacGuineas, head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt, explain why President Trump's so-called "skinny budget" deserves a grade of "incomplete" -- and what more should be included in the subsequent budget proposals... Read More
16 Mar, 2017 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition expressed disappointment today that President Trump’s initial set of budget proposals does not include any deficit reduction or an overall deficit-reduction target for the coming years and focuses only on the third of the budget subject to annual appropriation. “... Read More
14 Mar, 2017 - Special Publication
Republicans attacked the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) over its coverage projections for House GOP legislation to repeal and replace portions of the Affordable Care Act, a March 14 story in CQ (subscription-based) reported. The story, by Kellie Mejdrich, included warnings from some budget... Read More
1 Mar, 2017 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition expressed concern tonight that President Trump’s speech to a joint session of Congress failed to discuss in any detail how his administration planned to meet the nation’s key fiscal challenges or finance his new proposals. “In tonight's speech the president... Read More
31 Jan, 2017 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/issuebrief-1-31-17-threekeypoints-forpdf.pdf
On Jan. 24, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its budget and economic projections for the next 10 years showing a $9.4 trillion cumulative increase in budget deficits. The projections assume that current law remains in place. The Concord Coalition urges President Trump and the new... Read More
24 Jan, 2017 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) today released new projections confirming that federal deficits and the accumulated debt remain on an unsustainable path -- a problem that The Concord Coalition urges the new administration and Congress to address as quickly as possible. “... Read More
10 Jan, 2017 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/issuebrief-2017-threesuggestions_0.pdf
President-elect Donald Trump and the new Congress have many challenges to tackle. Hovering over all of them is our nation’s unsustainable fiscal policy. New proposals, whether on the spending or tax side of the budget, will not be credible if they rely on an infusion of ever-mounting debt. The... Read More