May 4, 2015

Publications

27 Apr, 2015 - Issue Brief

Introduction

The Highway Trust Fund provides the financing structure for federal investment in transportation projects. It consists of two accounts: the highway account, which supports projects for the interstate system and other roads, and the transit account, which supports light rail and other mass transit projects across the country.

Motor fuels taxes serve as the primary dedicated revenue source for the fund. These taxes -- on gasoline and diesel -- provide most of the fund’s revenue.

The trust fund...

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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
16 Dec, 2014 - Special Publication
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/20th_anniversary_perspectives_0.pdf
Former U.S. Senator and Concord Coalition Co-Chair Bob Kerrey and former U.S. Senator Jack Danforth have updated their findings from their 1994 commission on entitlement and tax reform, and found that even after two decades, "current trends are not sustainable." The full report, which was developed... Read More
16 Dec, 2014 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Former U.S. Senators J. Robert Kerrey and John C. Danforth today released an update of a 1994 commission report on entitlement and tax reform and called on Americans -- particularly presidential hopefuls -- to quickly address the nation’s fiscal challenges. A bipartisan majority of... Read More
31 Oct, 2014 - Special Publication
Former U.S. Senator and Concord Coalition Co-Chair Bob Kerrey and former U.S. Senator Jack Danforth wrote a recent op-ed for The Washington Post discussing the continued need for entitlement and tax reform 20 years after a presidential commission they co-chaired found that "current trends are not... Read More
3 Oct, 2014 - Special Publication
Judd Gregg, a member of The Concord Coalition's Board of Directors, wrote a recent op-ed for The Hill to discuss the need to reform Medicare due to the nation's demographic changes. Gregg is a former governor of New Hampshire and served as chairman and ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee... Read More
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... Read More
5 May, 2014 - Issue Brief
President Obama and Congress may have put fiscal sustainability on the back burner, but the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has not. In its annual update of the federal government’s long-term fiscal outlook, released last week, GAO warns:“Significant action to change the long-term fiscal... Read More
20 Feb, 2013 - Issue Brief
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/cbo_good_news_not_good_issue_brief.pdf
I. Introduction The annual Budget and Economic Outlook released on Feb. 5 by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) contained some good news. The deficit is coming down. The debt is relatively stable over the coming 10 years. Revenues are going up and federal health care costs were again... Read More
28 Jun, 2012 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With the Supreme Court’s decision today on the 2010 health care law, The Concord Coalition emphasized the continuing importance of cost-containment efforts as the number of insured Americans expands.  “Despite the partisan rhetorical exchanges over today’s ruling, the... Read More
13 Apr, 2011 - Press Release
 WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today applauded the call by President Obama to begin high-level, bipartisan negotiations on a comprehensive plan to tackle federal deficits and the country’s long-term fiscal challenges. While there is still a big gap in specificity on the policies... Read More