May 5, 2015

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5 May, 2015 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition welcomes the House and Senate passage of a budget resolution that promises to balance the budget and substantially slow the growth of federal debt over the next 10 years. Concord warns, however, that these goals rest upon speculative savings from future policy actions that seem unlikely to occur.

“Approval by both the House and Senate of a single budget plan is a significant achievement, given the dysfunction of the congressional budget process in recent years,” says Robert L. Bixby, Concord’s executive director. “However, this...

Recent Publications

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20 Mar, 2015 - Special Publication
Robert Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, and several other budget and health care experts recently wrote to Congressional leaders recommending that they fully offset the cost of replacing the sustainable growth rate, which determines payment rates for Medicare providers. The other... Read More
17 Mar, 2015 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today welcomed the proposed House budget resolution for its goal of reining in future deficits but cautioned against assumptions of reduced spending that are vague and unrealistic, and against revenue projections that are at odds with recent tax-cut legislation... Read More
2 Mar, 2015 - Special Publication
Former Senators Judd Gregg (R-N.H.) and Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) are scheduled to discuss the “First Budget” initiative as guests on MSNBC’s Morning Joe program tomorrow, starting at 7:40 a.m. EST. First Budget is a joint nonpartisan initiative of The Concord Coalition and the Campaign to Fix the Debt to... Read More
23 Feb, 2015 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for Roll Call, former Senators Judd Gregg (R-N.H.) and Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) explain how the country’s aging population, rising health care costs and deeply flawed tax system are putting more and more pressure on the federal budget, and they note that the "First Budget" campaign will... Read More
12 Feb, 2015 - Press Release
Des Moines – Two of the nation’s leading experts on health care policy said today that it was critical for 2016 presidential candidates to offer credible proposals to hold down health care costs -- and the federal debt -- in the years ahead. “The U.S. no longer has just a long-term debt problem,”... Read More
12 Feb, 2015 - Special Publication
In a letter to the editor to The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, IA) former state lawmaker Renee Schulte urges Iowans to ask presidential candidates about their plans to put the country on a sustainable fiscal path. Schulte is a member of Fix the Debt, an organization The Concord Coalition recently... Read More
2 Feb, 2015 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With the release of President Obama’s proposed budget today, The Concord Coalition again urged Washington to focus on policies that would put the federal government on a sustainable track. “The President’s budget sets the stage for a vigorous debate on the right mix of spending and... Read More
26 Jan, 2015 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projections show why the Congress and President Obama must try to move forward on fiscal reforms wherever possible in the coming year. The CBO’s Budget and Economic Outlook, released this afternoon, estimates... Read More
24 Jan, 2015 - Special Publication
In a recent op-ed for the Des Moines Register, Robert Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, and Maya MacGuineas, head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt, discussed the importance of presidential candidates credibly addressing the long-term challenges facing the federal budget. The op-ed... Read More
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22 Jan, 2015 - Press Release
The Concord Coalition and the Campaign to Fix the Debt announced today a joint effort to encourage public discussion during the 2016 presidential campaign of the nation’s unsustainable budget policies. The two nonpartisan organizations have a shared history of pushing for fiscal responsibility. In... Read More