April 25, 2017

Publications

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 combined into an omnibus spending package.

Robert L. Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, believes it is likely that a spending package will be...

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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
14 Mar, 2017 - Special Publication
Republicans attacked the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) over its coverage projections for House GOP legislation to repeal and replace portions of the Affordable Care Act, a March 14 story in CQ (subscription-based) reported. The story, by Kellie Mejdrich, included warnings from some budget... Read More
10 Jan, 2017 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/issuebrief-2017-threesuggestions_0.pdf
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... Read More
20 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
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
23 Jun, 2016 - Press Release
U.S. congressional candidate Jack Flanagan will discuss his approach to the federal government’s fiscal challenges in an interview that will air online tomorrow at 11 a.m., as part of Fiscal Fridays, the public affairs television series on the New Hampshire-based NH1 News Network. Flanagan, who is... Read More
22 Jun, 2016 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Today’s reports from the trustees of Social Security and Medicare confirm once again that these critical programs are on unsustainable paths and will put increasing pressure on the rest of the federal budget in the years ahead, according to The Concord Coalition. Concord urges the... Read More
16 Jun, 2016 - Press Release
U.S. Senate candidate Jim Rubens will discuss his approach to the federal government’s fiscal challenges in an interview that will air online tomorrow at 11 a.m., as part of Fiscal Fridays, the public affairs television series on the New Hampshire-based NH1 News Network. Portions of the interview... Read More
9 Jun, 2016 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for The Hill, Congressman Scott Rigell (R-Va.) and Robert Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, write it is important when discussing our nation’s fiscal problems to look at ratios and trends, not just raw numbers that can be confusing without context. The op-ed can... Read More
2 Jun, 2016 - Press Release
NOTICE: Due to changes in NH1’s schedule, Fiscal Fridays will be broadcast live online tomorrow starting at 11:00 a.m. U.S. congressional candidate Rich Ashooh will discuss his approach to the federal government’s fiscal challenges in an interview that will air online tomorrow at 11:00 a.m., as... Read More