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Effective IRS Actions Can Help Cut Deficit

August 17, 2017

During budget negotiations in the coming weeks, Congress should ensure that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has sufficient funding to effectively enforce the tax laws and improve taxpayer assist

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Swift Bipartisan Action Needed on Health Care

August 01, 2017
With the Senate’s failure to pass health care legislation in last week’s votes, Congress should turn to a bipartisan approach. This is needed both to fix the serious, short-term problems with health care marketplaces around the country and to propel health care cost-control initiatives over the longer term.

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Concord Asks Debate Commission for a Fiscal Focus

October 06, 2015

The Concord Coalition is urging the Commission on Presidential Debates to devote a significant portion of debate time next year to the candidates’ plans for dealing with the nation’s growing fiscal difficulties.

While the United States faces many challenges, Concord leaders said, “the nation’s unsustainable budget policy hangs over all of them, because it affects the resources that can be devoted to competing priorities and the size of the future economy that will be called upon to produce those resources.”

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Congress Must Act Soon to Raise Debt Limit

October 06, 2015

Although Congress managed to keep the government open as Fiscal 2016 began last Thursday, lawmakers quickly received a troubling reminder of another approaching fiscal crisis: A letter fr