September 19, 2014

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18 Feb, 2014 - Issue Brief
It’s Time To Reform the Statutory Debt LimitI. IntroductionCongress voted this month to again suspend the federal debt limit. On March 15, 2015, it will be set at the level necessary to include all debt racked up prior to that date. While in the past there has been a debate over whether to attach... Read More
16 Feb, 2014 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for the Casper Star-Tribune, Paul Hansen, western states regional director for The Concord Coalition, says although Congress recently approved a debt ceiling increase and appropriations legislation, our nation's long-term fiscal challenges remain unaddressed. The guest column can also... Read More
10 Feb, 2014 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With the Senate this week considering repeal of the recent reduction in cost-of-living (COLA) increases for working-age military retirees, The Concord Coalition warned lawmakers that deviating from a pay-as-you-go standard for new spending and tax cuts would make a grim fiscal outlook... Read More
4 Feb, 2014 - Press Release
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. The CBO’s Budget and Economic Outlook, released this morning,... Read More
3 Feb, 2014 - Press Release
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.  “Like Frankenstein’s monster, the statutory debt limit will soon come back to life,” he writes in a new blog... Read More
19 Jan, 2014 - Special Publication
In a recent op-ed for The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa), Sara Imhof, Midwest regional director for the Concord Coalition, invited readers to two budget exercises this Tuesday in Marshalltown and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Co-hosted by Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa), the exercises will ask participants to... Read More
27 Dec, 2013 - Special Publication
In a letter to the editor in the Quad-Cities Times, Sara Imhof, Midwest regional director for The Concord Coalition, discussed the success of two recent budget exercises she co-hosted with Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.), and thanked the Quad-Cities community for being part of a constructive civil... Read More
23 Dec, 2013 - Special Publication
In a letter to the editor in the Casper-Star Tribune, Paul Hansen, western states regional director for The Concord Coalition, reminds Wyoming's congressional delegation, all of whom voted against the recent budget agreement, of the need for compromise in dealing with the nation's fiscal challenges... Read More
17 Dec, 2013 - Special Publication
The following letter was sent to Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wisc.) by the Concord Coalition discussing the potential effects a switch to biennial budgeting would have on the federal budget process.Dear Mr. Ribble,Given the frequent breakdown of the budget process in recent years, The Concord Coalition... Read More
16 Dec, 2013 - Special Publication
In a new op-ed for Quad-Cities Online, Sara Imhof, Midwest regional director for The Concord Coalition, says the country needs to begin to resolve its long-term fiscal challenges. The guest column can also be found here.It's not the way government should work: Jobless Americans in need of extended... Read More