July 27, 2016

Publications

13 Jul, 2016 - Special Publication

The Concord Coalition today congratulated Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wis.) and the co-sponsors of the “Save Our Social Security Act” (S.O.S Act) for putting forward a reform plan that would greatly improve the program’s long-term finances by using a mix of phased-in spending cuts and dedicated revenue increases.

“This bill is distinguished by courageous common sense,” said Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby.

Social Security is the federal government’s largest -- and in many ways, most important -- program. Yet Social Security’s...

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16 Mar, 2016 - Special Publication
Earlier today, Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert Bixby sent a letter to Congressman Jim Renacci (R-Ohio) commending him on his new resolution to better enforce fiscal discipline in the House of Representatives. The full letter can be read below: On behalf of The Concord Coalition, I... Read More
4 Mar, 2016 - Special Publication
Earlier today, Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert Bixby sent a letter to House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price urging lawmakers to follow “regular order” in dealing with the budget levels for Fiscal 2017. The letter can be read below. The Honorable Tom Price, M.D. United States... Read More
4 Nov, 2015 - Special Publication
Hearing Before the Senate Budget Committee “Reforming the Federal Budget Process: A Biennial Approach to Better Budgeting” Testimony of Robert L. Bixby Good morning Mr. Chairman and members of the committee. Thank you for inviting me here today to discuss ways to reform our broken budget... Read More
8 Oct, 2015 - Issue Brief
It’s Time To Reform the Statutory Debt LimitI. IntroductionCongress voted last February to again suspend the federal debt limit. On March 15, 2015, it went back into effect and was set at the level necessary to include all debt racked up prior to that date. While in the past there has been a debate... Read More
6 Oct, 2015 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for the Washington Monthly, Phil LaRue, government relations director for The Concord Coalition, writes showdowns over the debt limit hurt the economy and increase partisanship in Congress. The op-ed can also be found here.  Treasury Secretary Jack Lew sent a letter to... Read More
24 Jan, 2015 - Special Publication
In a recent op-ed for the Des Moines Register, Robert Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, and Maya MacGuineas, head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt, discussed the importance of presidential candidates credibly addressing the long-term challenges facing the federal budget. The op-ed... Read More
25 Jun, 2014 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/bobbixbytestimony.pdf
Hearing Before the House Rules Committee on H.R. 1869 — The Biennial Budgeting and Enhanced Oversight Act of 2014Statement of Robert L. BixbyExecutive Director, The Concord Coalition Good morning Mr. Chairman and members of the committee. Thank you for inviting me here today to discuss... Read More
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
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