January 21, 2017

Publications

10 Jan, 2017 - Issue Brief

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 Concord Coalition offers three suggestions to guide policies in the coming months:

  • Approve a Fiscal Year 2018 Congressional Budget Resolution with input from the administration that puts the debt on a downward path relative to the economy...

Recent Publications

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9 Nov, 2016 - Special Publication
Tuesday's election results will give Republicans the opportunity to pursue a more right-leaning budget and appropriations agenda, but the GOP may have internal disagreements on what that agenda will be, according to a Nov. 09 story in CQ (subscription based). The story, by Paul M. Krawzak,... Read More
9 Nov, 2016 - Special Publication
The House and Senate will likely struggle to agree on and pass a budget resolution, even with Republicans maintaining control of Congress, according to a Nov. 9 story in CQ (subscription based). The story, by Paul M. Krawzak and Ryan McCrimmon, also notes that Republicans will be... Read More
19 Oct, 2016 - Special Publication
A lack of in-depth discussion on the national debt and federal budget deficit casts doubt on the next administration’s willingness to tackle such policy issues, according to an Oct. 20 story in CQ (subscription based). The story, by Ryan McCrimmon, notes that presidential candidates Donald Trump... Read More
18 Oct, 2016 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition expressed disappointment Wednesday night that neither of the candidates in the final presidential debate provided voters with credible and specific proposals for putting the federal debt on a sustainable path. “Donald Trump’s suggestion this evening that economic... Read More
11 Oct, 2016 - Special Publication
A budget deal or a needed increases in the debt limit in the next Congress could create opportunities for improvements in the federal budget process, according to an Oct. 11 story in CQ. The story, by Paul M. Krawzak, notes that the House and Senate budget chairmen and their committees have been... Read More
19 Sep, 2016 - Special Publication
In the Sun Journal, Chase Hagaman, New England regional director of The Concord Coalition, explains how the United State's long-term fiscal challenges need to be addressed sooner rather than later. The op-ed can also be found here.   “Isn’t it a shame,” the late journalist Earl... Read More
18 Sep, 2016 - Special Publication
Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby expressed concerns to CQ Magazine about the positions that both major-party presidential nominees have taken on federal budget issues. He says Republican nominee Donald Trump has failed to propose solutions to the budget problems that stem from... Read More
15 Sep, 2016 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Peter G. Peterson, who has spent decades focusing public attention on the nation’s unsustainable budget policies and encouraging fiscal reform, will be honored by The Concord Coalition next week with its 2016 Paul E. Tsongas Economic Patriot Award. “Pete Peterson began sounding the... Read More
15 Aug, 2016 - Press Release
Maggie Hassan, New Hampshire governor and senatorial candidate, will discuss her approach to the federal government’s fiscal challenges in an interview that will appear online at 11:00 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19, as part of Fiscal Fridays, the public affairs series on the New Hampshire-based NH1 News... Read More
10 Aug, 2016 - Press Release
Congressman Frank Guinta (R-N.H.) will discuss his approach to the federal government’s fiscal challenges in an interview that will appear online at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, as part of Fiscal Fridays, the public affairs television series on the New Hampshire-based NH1 News Network. Guinta, who is... Read More