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Working With Congress to Focus on Fiscal Issues

July 14, 2015

The country needs a revitalized bipartisan discussion about the national debt and related fiscal challenges, according to Phil LaRue, a former senior advisor on Capitol Hill who recently joined The Concord Coalition as its director of government relations.

“The Congressional Budget Office's projections make clear that Democrats and Republicans must come together and take action to put our country on a sounder fiscal footing as soon as possible,” LaRue said. “If we do, we can pave the way to a brighter economic future for all of us.”

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No More Detours on Responsible Highway Funding

July 13, 2015

In a good example of history repeating itself, Congress for the second year in a row is going down to the wire on a mid-summer deadline to replenish the Highway Trust Fund before it runs out of money.

If lawmakers can’t find a solution by July 31, states will not receive promised funding from the federal government to help pay for transportation projects, bringing many such projects around the country to an abrupt halt.