November 25, 2015


18 Nov, 2015 - Press Release

Dealing with the federal debt should be a top priority for the 2016 presidential candidates, according to a new paper by Robert L. Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, and Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.

“The next president will face an array of pressing issues; everything from income inequality to crumbling...

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27 Oct, 2015 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for The Hill, Robert Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, says lawmakers should not endanger the nation's creditworthiness and immediately raise or suspend the debt limit. The op-ed can also be found here.  Playing with the nation’s creditworthiness is a dangerous... Read More
27 Oct, 2015 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that the proposed budget deal to increase the debt ceiling, remove some sequester spending cuts and enact changes to entitlement programs is an acceptable compromise to avoid an immediate debt crisis and give appropriators time to fund the government... Read More
23 Oct, 2015 - Press Release
South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham will be featured in an in-depth interview today, Oct. 23, at 10 a.m. EDT on Fiscal Fridays, the new public affairs television series on the New Hampshire-based NH1 News Network. Graham, a Republican presidential candidate, will answer questions about the... Read More
15 Oct, 2015 - Issue Brief
As we head into Fiscal Year 2016, Congress has yet to pass appropriations bills for the full year. A Continuing Resolution approved by Congress and the President will fund the government through December 11, 2015. The possibility of a government shutdown still looms that can be traced back to the... Read More
15 Oct, 2015 - Press Release
New Interview Series Goes In-Depth on Federal Budget Issues Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley will be the guest this Friday on Fiscal Fridays, the new public affairs television series on the New Hampshire-based NH1 News Network. The series gives New Hampshire primary voters and the country at... Read More
7 Oct, 2015 - Press Release
An interview with Ohio Gov. John Kasich will kick off Fiscal Fridays, a New Hampshire-based TV interview series starting this week on the NH1 News Network that will provide voters with critical information on the budget and economic proposals of 2016 presidential candidates. The... Read More
23 Sep, 2015 - Special Publication
Writing in The Hill's Congress Blog, Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby says the debates should press presidential candidates on how they will pay for their spending and tax plans. The op-ed can also be found here. All of the Republican presidential candidates say they favor a... Read More
8 Sep, 2015 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for the Keene Sentinel, former U.S. Ambassador George Bruno and First Budget cabinet member Fred Kocher say the country's poor long-term fiscal outlook makes it imperative presidential candidates discuss how they plan to put the federal budget on a more sustainable path. The op-ed can... Read More
2 Sep, 2015 - 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
1 Sep, 2015 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for the Concord Monitor, Tyler Flynn, a volunteer for First Budget in New Hampshire, writes the debt he most worries about impacting his future quality of life is not student loans but the national debt. First Budget, a joint initiative of The Concord Coalition and Fix the Debt, is... Read More