June 23, 2017

Publications

22 Jun, 2017 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- It’s late June and Washington has no budget, no agreement on health care reform, no sign of tax reform, growing worries about a government shutdown this fall and a looming crisis over the federal debt limit.

How did we get to this point and what is the way forward?

A Concord Coalition forum June 29 in Washington will address these issues, taking a look at the fiscal lessons that have been learned over the last 25 years and how those lessons apply to the major fiscal policy challenges of the next quarter-century.

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Recent Publications

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29 May, 2017 - Special Publication
A May 24 story in CQ Budget Tracker (subscription-based) cited criticisms of President Trump’s Fiscal 2018 budget proposal, which relies on $2 trillion in added revenue from economic growth to balance the budget within ten years. Analysts and experts have said that the White House’s growth... Read More
30 Apr, 2017 - Special Publication
In a recent op-ed, Chase Hagaman, regional director of The Concord Coalition, and Alex Talcott, a member of Concord's New Hampshire advisory board, explain why Congress should wrap up the disappointing budget process of Fiscal 2017, removing the risk of a government shutdown and clearing the... Read More
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... Read More
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
29 Nov, 2016 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/issuebrief-trumpbudget-feb.update_2.pdf
Now several months into his administration, President Trump is approaching the release of his first full budget and will turn his attention to converting past promises and the so-called 'skinny budget', which lacked detail, into more concrete plans for the coming fiscal year. While presidential... 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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