June 26, 2017

Publications

22 Jun, 2017 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- It’s late June and Washington has no budget, no agreement on health care reform, no sign of tax reform, growing worries about a government shutdown this fall and a looming crisis over the federal debt limit.

How did we get to this point and what is the way forward?

A Concord Coalition forum June 29 in Washington will address these issues, taking a look at the fiscal lessons that have been learned over the last 25 years and how those lessons apply to the major fiscal policy challenges of the next quarter-century.

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Recent Publications

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29 May, 2017 - Special Publication
A May 24 story in CQ Budget Tracker (subscription-based) cited criticisms of President Trump’s Fiscal 2018 budget proposal, which relies on $2 trillion in added revenue from economic growth to balance the budget within ten years. Analysts and experts have said that the White House’s growth... Read More
30 Apr, 2017 - Special Publication
In a recent op-ed, Chase Hagaman, regional director of The Concord Coalition, and Alex Talcott, a member of Concord's New Hampshire advisory board, explain why Congress should wrap up the disappointing budget process of Fiscal 2017, removing the risk of a government shutdown and clearing the... Read More
27 Apr, 2017 - Special Publication
Prominent budget watchdogs expressed concern over how President Trump's proposed tax plan would likely increase federal budget deficits, an April 27 story by John Shaw in Market News International (MNI) reported. Robert L. Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, said in a statement that... Read More
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... 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
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 - Issue Brief
It’s Time To Reform the Statutory Debt LimitI. Introduction Congress voted in November 2015 to again suspend the federal debt limit. On March 16, 2017, it went back into effect and was set at the level necessary to include all debt racked up prior to that date ($19.808 trillion). While in the... Read More
7 Mar, 2017 - Special Publication
Economic stability and quality-of-life could suffer in the long term as the result of recurring budget shortfalls, according to a March 5 editorial in The Nashua Telegraph. The editorial also notes that the nation’s debt buildup is alarming, especially when taking into consideration our nation’s... 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