Even as lawmakers and President Trump continued to argue over spending plans for the current fiscal year, the federal deficit grew in the first quarter of the year by $317 billion, according to estimates from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).
January 14, 2019
Up until a few days ago it seemed that President Trump was looking to exit the partial government shutdown by redirecting funds for a Mexican border wall through an emergency declaration.
January 14, 2019
On the latest Facing the Future program, Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L.
January 9, 2019
KCUR's "Up to Date" program, hosted by Steve Kraske, featured an interview Tuesday with Robert L. Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition. Focus on government shutdown has drawn attention away from expanding national debt and deficit.
January 8, 2019
A recent blog post by Robert L. Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, was reprinted by DL-Online. An excerpt:
January 7, 2019
Democrats say the Trump administration is asking for more money for a border wall even though it has spent only 6 percent of the funds that Congress has appropriated for border security over the past two years. That’s misleading. About 60 percent has been awarded to contracts. . . .
January 4, 2019
Another watchdog group, The Concord Coalition, projects a budget deficit of $973 billion in the current fiscal year . . .
January 2, 2019
Don’t look now, but budgetary gridlock on Capitol Hill is about to get worse. So is the deficit.
December 24, 2018
“It would be nice if, in the long term, we actually paid for the government that we want,” says economist Diane Lim.
December 21, 2018
WASHINGTON -- With a partial shutdown of the federal government apparently taking effect at midnight, Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby issued the following statement: