April 17, 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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29 Jul, 2004 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today released a new Report on Fiscal Responsibility entitled “Lack of Action On Deficit Signals Undue Complacency.” (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader) This report grades Congress and the Administration on the choices that they make – or fail to make – in... Read More
1 Feb, 2004 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that President Bush's fiscal year 2005 budget, which aims to cut this year's projected $521 billion deficit to $237 by 2009, does not do enough to prevent deficits from exploding beyond the narrow 5-year window when the cash crunch of the baby... Read More
9 Nov, 2003 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that a new letter released by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) confirms the need for tough choices on spending and tax policy to avoid sustained budget deficits of $400 billion or more over the coming decade. The letter, written in response... Read More
25 Aug, 2003 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition warned lawmakers today that new projections released by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) confirm the need for tough choices to bring the budget back into balance. As demonstrated by a series of alternative assumptions in the CBO report,... Read More
18 Mar, 2003 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today released an updated version of its “Ten Criteria for Judging How Budget Plans Measure Up,” first published in 1997.  The criteria were updated in recognition of the fact that Congress is once more confronted with the need to craft a long-term balanced... Read More
16 Mar, 2003 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- As the House and Senate begin debating their respective versions of the fiscal year 2004 budget resolution, The Concord Coalition today praised Budget Committee Chairmen Jim Nussle (R-IA) and Don Nickles (R-OK) for reaffirming the balanced budget goal, but said the respective... Read More
4 Mar, 2003 - Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - March 5, 2003  The Committee for Economic Development (CED) and the Concord Coalition today held a press conference and released a joint statement on the federal budget and the nation's economic future.  The statement says, in part:   "The Concord Coalition and... Read More
27 Jan, 2003 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With today's new estimates by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) showing a continued decline in the federal government's long-term fiscal outlook, The Concord Coalition warned that Congress and the Bush Administration must not become complacent with the prospect of budget... Read More
26 Aug, 2002 - Press Release
WASHINGTON --  With new estimates by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) showing annual budget deficits through 2005 and the projected 2002-2011 surplus virtually wiped out, The Concord Coalition warned today that fiscal policy is at a crossroads. The government's rapidly deteriorating... Read More
19 Jun, 2002 - Press Release
WASHINGTON --  The Concord Coalition said today that the Conrad-Feingold-Domenici bipartisan budget enforcement amendment provides a strong and needed dose of fiscal discipline. It sets new discretionary spending caps for two years at tough but achievable levels, extends the pay-as-you-go (... Read More