April 27, 2017

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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 Trump's tax proposal raised serious concerns.

"While the proposal lacks specificity, what was released today looks like a revenue loss plan more than a tax reform plan. It is inconceivable that a tax cut of this...

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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
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
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
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
22 Apr, 2016 - Special Publication
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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
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