August 1, 2014

Publications

28 Jul, 2014 - Press Release

 WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that the new reports from the Social Security and Medicare trustees highlight the need for prompt reform of federal entitlement programs, with further delays in such work creating a particular problem for Social Security’s Disability Insurance program.

“As in past years, the trustees’ annual reports remind us that without broad reforms, Social Security and Medicare will increasingly squeeze other parts of the federal budget while putting steady upward pressure on annual deficits and the nation’s level of debt,” said Robert L. Bixby...

Recent Publications

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21 Mar, 2014 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for the San Jose Mercury News Joshua Gordon, policy director of The Concord Coalition, and Jason Peuquet, a research fellow with the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, discuss rising federal budget deficits in the coming years and urge the country to address the issue... Read More
19 Mar, 2014 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- A panel discussion this Thursday morning on Capitol Hill will focus on the breakdown of the federal budget process and offer possible solutions that could put the country on a more responsible fiscal path. The non-partisan Concord Coalition and Rep. Reid Ribble of Wisconsin, a member... Read More
13 Mar, 2014 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for the Nashua Telegraph, Chase Hagaman, New England regional director of The Concord Coalition, discusses the need to enact fiscal reforms soon to rein in the rising national debt. The guest column can also be found here on the newspaper's website.How large is $7.9 trillion? Large... Read More
4 Mar, 2014 - Special Publication
In an op-ed and interview for Federal News Radio, Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert Bixby discusses how to fix the federal budget process by switching to a two-year budget cycle and focusing on long-term spending obligations. The column and interview are part of a special report on budget... Read More
4 Mar, 2014 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition expressed disappointment today that President Obama’s proposed 2015 budget shifts the administration’s focus away from the credible framework he offered last year for comprehensive, bipartisan fiscal reform.“While there are some positive elements in the President... 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