February 10, 2016

Publications

9 Feb, 2016 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that while President Obama’s proposed budget would lower projected deficits and keep the debt stable as a share of the economy over the next 10 years, it would do so with a mix of policy options that have no chance of being enacted by a Republican Congress and would not, in any event, put the debt on a sustainable downward path.

“The budget leaves in place a dynamic that will be increasingly difficult, if not impossible, to maintain,” said Robert L. Bixby,...

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9 Feb, 2016 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that while President Obama’s proposed budget would lower projected deficits and keep the debt stable as a share of the economy over the next 10 years, it would do so with a mix of policy options that have no chance of being enacted by a Republican... Read More
29 Jan, 2016 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Robert Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, and Mary Woolley, president and CEO of Research!America, write that unless lawmakers address structural challenges facing the federal budget, funding will be crowded out for critical... Read More
28 Jan, 2016 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- A new assessment of 2016 presidential candidates by First Budget, a joint initiative of the Campaign to Fix the Debt and The Concord Coalition, finds that while all candidates in both parties say the rapidly growing national debt is a problem, most of their proposals to address it... Read More
25 Jan, 2016 - Issue Brief
Introduction The Highway Trust Fund provides the financing structure for federal investment in transportation projects. It consists of two accounts: the highway account, which supports projects for the interstate system and other roads, and the transit account, which supports light rail and other... Read More
23 Jan, 2016 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for the Concord Monitor, John Broderick, former dean of the University of New Hampshire School of Law and chief justice of the New Hampshire State Supreme Court, and John Tinios, a Seacoast-area entrepreneur, write the long-term fiscal challenges facing the country and next... Read More
20 Jan, 2016 - Press Release
Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie will discuss his tax and spending proposals in a live interview that will appear online at 3:45 p.m. EST today as part of Fiscal Fridays, the public affairs television series on the New Hampshire-based NH1 News Network. In the studio interview... Read More
14 Jan, 2016 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today announced two new co-chairs who have long been known for their work to promote greater fiscal responsibility in Washington: former U.S. Senators Bob Kerrey and Jack Danforth. Danforth,  a Missouri Republican, and Kerrey, a Democrat who represented... Read More
5 Jan, 2016 - Press Release
Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul will discuss his federal budget plans in an interview that will air at 1 p.m. EST this Friday, Jan. 8, as part of Fiscal Fridays, the public affairs television series on the New Hampshire-based NH1 News Network. In the studio interview Paul, a U.S.... Read More
1 Dec, 2015 - Press Release
Donald Trump, the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, will discuss his federal budget plans in a live studio interview at 5 p.m. EST today as part of Fiscal Fridays, the public affairs television series on the New Hampshire-based NH1 News Network. In the interview, which will... Read More
7 Nov, 2015 - Special Publication
Ahead of the presidential debate Nov. 14 in Iowa, former Congressman Leonard Boswell (D-Iowa), a member of First Budget's Iowa cabinet, writes in the Des Moines Register candidates should explain their ideas to keep Social Security and Medicare financially sound for future generations. The op-ed... Read More