October 26, 2014

Publications

6 Oct, 2014 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- As candidates for federal office put their fall campaigns into high gear, The Concord Coalition today released its latest “Key Questions” that voters should ask them about the nation’s fiscal challenges.

In doing so, Concord urges all candidates -- Democrats, Republicans and independents -- to provide the electorate in the next few weeks with clear explanations of how they would hold down future deficits, fix the tax system, repair entitlement programs and put the country on a more responsible path.

“Key Questions Voters Should Ask Candidates...

Recent Publications

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19 Mar, 2014 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- A panel discussion this Thursday morning on Capitol Hill will focus on the breakdown of the federal budget process and offer possible solutions that could put the country on a more responsible fiscal path. The non-partisan Concord Coalition and Rep. Reid Ribble of Wisconsin, a member... Read More
4 Mar, 2014 - Special Publication
In an op-ed and interview for Federal News Radio, Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert Bixby discusses how to fix the federal budget process by switching to a two-year budget cycle and focusing on long-term spending obligations. The column and interview are part of a special report on budget... Read More
18 Feb, 2014 - Issue Brief
It’s Time To Reform the Statutory Debt LimitI. IntroductionCongress voted this month to again suspend the federal debt limit. On March 15, 2015, it will be set at the level necessary to include all debt racked up prior to that date. While in the past there has been a debate over whether to attach... Read More
17 Dec, 2013 - Special Publication
The following letter was sent to Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wisc.) by the Concord Coalition discussing the potential effects a switch to biennial budgeting would have on the federal budget process.Dear Mr. Ribble,Given the frequent breakdown of the budget process in recent years, The Concord Coalition... Read More
30 Oct, 2013 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/finalbudgetconference.pdf
Given the acrimonious political environment and the wide discrepancy between the House and Senate budgets, the conference committee now scheduled to report by Dec.13 begins its work with low expectations. However, if the committee approaches its task with flexibility and a commitment to achieving... Read More
9 May, 2013 - Special Publication
This article in The Hill Thursday was written by former Sen. Sam Nunn (D-Ga.), co-chairman of The Concord Coalition, and former Sen. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.), a senior fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center. CONGRESS'S BUDGET PROCESS BROKEN BECAUSE IT'S IGNORED After trying private negotiations,... Read More
12 Mar, 2013 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- While supporting the goal of returning balance to the nation’s finances, The Concord Coalition said today that the ambitious 10-year budget plan released by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan relies on dubious assumptions to achieve that goal. “Any plan to put the federal... Read More
6 Feb, 2013 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today applauded the efforts of a bipartisan group in the House of Representatives to encourage a long-term balanced budget plan based on the principles of the 2010 National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (Simpson-Bowles).     “This is a... Read More
14 Jan, 2013 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/debtlimitrev1.14.13_0.pdf
I. Introduction Federal borrowing is once again near the statutory debt limit. At the end of last year, Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner notified Congress that the $16.394 trillion limit had been reached and that his department would begin taking “extraordinary measures” to postpone the... Read More
14 Jan, 2013 - Press Release
  WASHINGTON --  The Concord Coalition today urged elected officials to promptly raise the federal debt limit and then reform the debt limit process as part of a comprehensive plan to put the budget on a more responsible course. “There should be no delay in voting to increase the debt... Read More