WASHINGTON -- Although the federal deficit is currently dropping, The Concord Coalition said today that new projections by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) show that Washington cannot afford to put fiscal reform on the back burner.
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Swift action on the federal debt limit is necessary but may not be as easy as many on Capitol Hill assume, according to Robert L. Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition.
WASHINGTON--Elected officials must follow up the new two-year budget deal with much larger efforts to put the nation’s finances on sounder long-term footing, according to Robert L. Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition.
“The question is whether this is the beginning of a new phase of bipartisan cooperation on deficit reduction or the end of any efforts to reach a grand bargain,” he writes in a new blog post. “At this point, it is impossible to say.”
The University of New Hampshire sent out this press release about a Dec.
WASHINGTON -- A conference next Tuesday on Capitol Hill will focus on the importance of curbing the growth of the federal debt and finding ways to prevent future budget crises.
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition honored five individuals last night for their distinguished public service with the 2013 Paul E.
Concord Coalition to Honor Nunn, Rivlin, Domenici, Brock and Gray as Economic Patriots This Thursday in Washington
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition will honor five individuals on Thursday for their many years of distinguished public service with the 2013 Paul E. Tsongas Economic Patriot Award: Former Federal Reserve Vice Chair Dr. Alice Rivlin; former senators Sam Nunn, Pete Domenici and Bill Brock, and the late Rev. Bill Gray, who served as chairman of the House Budget Committee.
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today urged elected officials in Washington to put an end to the government shutdown by quickly resolving their differences over a budget for the coming year -- something that should have been done months ago.
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that updated long-term projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) show why Washington must pursue comprehensive fiscal reforms even though the federal deficit has fallen rapidly this year.
Concord Coalition Praises Plan to Focus More Attention on Intergenerational Fairness, Long-Term Impact of Budget Decisions
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today praised the bipartisan leadership of Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) for introducing the “INFORM Act,” a legislative proposal that would improve federal budgeting by providing a more complete picture of the long-term impact of current fiscal policies, including their burden on younger Americans and future generations. Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Rob Portman (R-OH) are among the first to co-sponsor.