July 30, 2014

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20 May, 2012 - Special Publication
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/phil_smith_tampa_tribune.pdf
The following op-ed by Phil Smith was published by the Tampa Bay Tribune on May 18, 2012. It's not rocket science to realize that America has serious long-term fiscal challenges. However, all too often we get our information from sources such as cable TV shows where "experts" from the far... Read More
7 May, 2012 - Press Release
SAN JOSE – As they weigh this year’s political campaign rhetoric about the federal budget, Californians will have an opportunity to try to improve that budget themselves in a community-wide federal deficit-reduction exercise Wednesday, May 9 at the San Jose City Hall Rotunda. The exercise, co-... Read More
3 May, 2012 - Special Publication
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/bixby_mercury_news_0.pdf
The following Op-Ed by Robert L. Bixby was published in the San Jose Mercury News on May 3, 2012. In an increasingly divided Washington, an unusual display of bipartisan cooperation broke out this spring: Thirty-eight House members joined to support a broad, long-term budget plan -- one that... Read More
23 Apr, 2012 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that the new annual report from the Social Security and Medicare Trustees underscores the unsustainable nature of both programs in their current forms and further demonstrates the need for bipartisan cooperation on a comprehensive fiscal reform plan. “... Read More
18 Apr, 2012 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today commended Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad for proposing a comprehensive fiscal reform plan based on the recommendations of a bipartisan majority of the Simpson-Bowles commission. “The easy course for Senator Conrad would have been to... Read More
17 Apr, 2012 - Special Publication
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/bixby_politico_4_17.pdf
The following Op-Ed by Robert Bixby was published by Politico on April 17, 2012 An ironic consequence of the dueling fiscal plans put forward this year by President Barack Obama and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is that, taken together, they illustrate why Erskine Bowles... Read More
28 Mar, 2012 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today praised a bipartisan deficit-reduction plan in the House that is based on principles outlined by the Simpson-Bowles commission. Representatives Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.) and Steven LaTourette (R-Ohio) offered the plan as an amendment to the budget... Read More
20 Mar, 2012 - Issue Brief
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/highwaybill3.6.12.pdf
Over the past several weeks, there has been a flurry of activity on Capitol Hill as Congress considers legislation to reauthorize federal surface transportation programs. The previous authorization bill was enacted in 2005 and expired in 2009. Since then, Congress has approved several... Read More
20 Mar, 2012 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today commended House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) for including proposals to rein in federal health care spending and greatly simplify the tax code as part of his Fiscal Year 2013 budget. Concord cautioned, however, that the favorable deficit... Read More
1 Mar, 2012 - Press Release
Diane Lim Rogers, chief economist for The Concord Coalition, told lawmakers today that reducing special provisions in the tax code that favor some taxpayers could simultaneously reduce the deficit, encourage economic growth and promote fairness. Appearing before the Senate Budget Committee,... Read More