April 20, 2014

Publications

1 Apr, 2014 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today welcomed the budget proposal from House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan but expressed concern that it does not represent a realistic blueprint for making progress on a fiscal sustainability plan.

“It is the statutory duty of the House and Senate Budget Committees to produce a budget,” said Robert L. Bixby, Concord’s executive director. “Chairman Ryan thus deserves credit for following ‘regular order’ by proposing a budget in an election year when some may argue that it would be...

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11 Jan, 2011 - Issue Brief
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/House_Rules_Issue_Brief.pdf
After John Boehner (R-OH) was formally elected speaker of the House of Representatives last week, the first order of business was approving rules to govern the House during the 112th Congress. The House quickly adopted a rules package making several changes to the budget process. Included in the... Read More
23 Dec, 2010 - Special Publication
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/101223_CNBC_Op-Ed.pdf
This Op-Ed was originally published on CNBC.com. Click here for original post.By Robert L. Bixby “After all the talk about debt and deficits, it is long past time for America’s leaders to put up or shut up. The era of debt denial is over, and there can be no turning back.”That was the... Read More
11 Dec, 2010 - Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Concord Coalition today said the high cost of this week’s legislative agreement between the White House and Republicans can only be justified if it is promptly followed by enactment of a substantial deficit-reduction plan that would take effect as the economy recovers. That... Read More
11 Dec, 2010 - Issue Brief
On Tuesday, Dec. 7, President Obama announced that he had reached agreement with congressional Republican leaders on a major package of tax cuts and emergency unemployment benefits. Some of the tax cuts are new, but most would temporarily extend provisions that would otherwise expire at the end of... Read More
7 Dec, 2010 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that if the tentative agreement to extend expiring tax cuts for two years is approved, it should be followed by a major push to reform the tax code. This effort should begin promptly with the Fiscal Year 2012 budget process and should incorporate the... Read More
3 Dec, 2010 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today congratulated members of the bipartisan majority of President Obama’s fiscal commission for giving their approval to a credible and comprehensive plan that could dramatically reduce future federal deficits. “The fact that a bipartisan majority of the panel... Read More
1 Dec, 2010 - Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Concord Coalition today praised the plan released by Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, co-chairs of the President’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, and called on other members of the panel to give it their full support. While some commission members... Read More
17 Nov, 2010 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today gave high marks to a budget plan released by the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Debt Reduction Task Force and encouraged elected officials and the American public to carefully consider its proposals. “This is a credible and comprehensive path to a more... Read More
16 Nov, 2010 - Special Publication
This article originally appeared in the New Hampshire Union Leader on Nov. 16, 2010.By Ross Gittell and Robert L. BixbyWITH THE midterm elections over, aspiring presidential hopefuls will soon be arriving in New Hampshire to test-market themes for the 2012 contest. But as the recent election... Read More
15 Nov, 2010 - Press Release
WASHINGTON — The Concord Coalition will present U.S. Senator Kent Conrad (D – North Dakota) with the Paul E. Tsongas Economic Patriot Award at The Concord Coalition’s Seventeenth Annual Economic Patriots Dinner.  The Dinner will be held on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, at The Pierre in New York... Read More