December 4, 2016

Publications

29 Nov, 2016 - Issue Brief

As Donald Trump prepares to become the nation’s 45th president, he must quickly turn his attention to converting campaign promises, which lacked detail, into his first budget. While presidential budgets are advisory to Congress, Republican control of both the House and Senate means that his proposals are likely to receive serious consideration. Moreover, careful scrutiny of this budget is important because history has shown that the priorities set in the first budget of a new administration tend to influence fiscal policy decisions for the next several years.

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3 Nov, 2016 - Special Publication
This Ripon Forum article by Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby discusses the neglect of fiscal issues in this year's presidential campaign and appears in the magazine's November issue. The presidential campaign is coming to a close with both of the major-party candidates having... 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
13 Oct, 2016 - Special Publication
A Market News International (MNI) story reports budget experts saying that the 2016 campaign "has not been characterized by candidates who have proposed detailed plans to address the nation's long-term fiscal challenges -- or even a thoughtful discussion of the U.S.'s budget predicament." The story... 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
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
5 Aug, 2016 - Press Release
Congressional candidate Jim Lawrence will discuss his approach to the federal government’s fiscal challenges in an interview that will appear online at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 12, as part of Fiscal Fridays, the public affairs television series on the New Hampshire-based NH1 News Network. Lawrence,... Read More
8 Jul, 2016 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/fiscalstateofthenationletter.pdf
Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby recently sent a letter to Congressman Jim Renacci (R-Ohio) commending him on his proposed "Fiscal State of the Nation" resolution aimed at ensuring that lawmakers are aware of and focused on resolving the challenges facing the federal... Read More