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15 Jul, 2014 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that new long-term projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) underscore the need for Washington to move beyond today’s overly partisan environment to pursue broad fiscal reforms.

“In looking out beyond the usual 10-year frame for analysis of budget trends, the CBO’s annual report on the long-term outlook is an invaluable reminder that elected officials in both parties must spend less time cooking up budget gimmicks and more time working together to figure out how to put the...

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22 Jun, 2011 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- New long-term projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) underscore the critical need for the President and Congress to produce a broad, bipartisan budget agreement to put the nation on a more responsible path. “The CBO’s numbers and analysis back up what elected... Read More
13 Jun, 2011 - Special Publication
This column originally appeared in Tax Notes, a subscription-only publication, http://www.taxanalysts.com/ .By Diane Lim RogersI'm thrilled to launch my new column for Tax Notes, which I've dubbed Taxes for a Civilized Society because I will be emphasizing the need for a civilized discussion of... Read More
13 Jun, 2011 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Diane Lim Rogers, chief economist for The Concord Coalition, will focus on the federal budget, tax policy and deficit reduction in a new column for the weekly magazine Tax Notes.The column, “Taxes for a Civilized Society,” will also appear in Tax Notes Today, a daily online... Read More
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13 May, 2011 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said that today’s release of the annual Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report is a timely reminder of how important cost-saving reform of these two vital programs is to the nation’s fiscal outlook. Concord urged lawmakers now deliberating long-term budget... Read More
10 May, 2011 - Special Publication
As members of The Concord Coalition Board of Directors and former members of Congress, we strongly support efforts by the bipartisan group of six Senators who have been working together to craft a deficit reduction plan based on the recommendations of the President’s National Commission on Fiscal... Read More
6 May, 2011 - Special Publication
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/Bixby_Walker_Politico_Op_Ed.pdf
This article originially appeared in POLITICO on May 6, 2011By David Walker and Robert L. BixbyThrough the fog of partisan warfare in Washington, one thing remains clear: We need big changes in government spending programs and tax policies to put our nation on a sustainable fiscal path.As... Read More
3 May, 2011 - Issue Brief
As the President and Congress consider deficit reduction options and an increase in the debt limit, budget process proposals have recently become popular on Capitol Hill. In the last several months, President Obama has proposed a "debt failsafe" trigger, The Bipartisan Policy Center proposed a... 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
13 Apr, 2011 - Special Publication
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/Bixby_ABC_OpEd.pdf
Fortunately, there are many possible solutions to the enormous fiscal and economic challenges facing the country. But they will require political courage, bipartisan cooperation and the active support of voters around the country.Because the projected federal deficits are so large, we need to... Read More
5 Apr, 2011 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today commended House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) for putting forward a serious proposal to reduce projected deficits by more than $1.6 trillion over the coming decade. Concord cautioned, however, that the proposal’s policy mix is unlikely to... Read More