October 21, 2014

Publications

6 Oct, 2014 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- As candidates for federal office put their fall campaigns into high gear, The Concord Coalition today released its latest “Key Questions” that voters should ask them about the nation’s fiscal challenges.

In doing so, Concord urges all candidates -- Democrats, Republicans and independents -- to provide the electorate in the next few weeks with clear explanations of how they would hold down future deficits, fix the tax system, repair entitlement programs and put the country on a more responsible path.

“Key Questions Voters Should Ask Candidates...

Recent Publications

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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 - 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
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
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
27 Dec, 2013 - Special Publication
In a letter to the editor in the Quad-Cities Times, Sara Imhof, Midwest regional director for The Concord Coalition, discussed the success of two recent budget exercises she co-hosted with Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.), and thanked the Quad-Cities community for being part of a constructive civil... Read More
23 Dec, 2013 - Special Publication
In a letter to the editor in the Casper-Star Tribune, Paul Hansen, western states regional director for The Concord Coalition, reminds Wyoming's congressional delegation, all of whom voted against the recent budget agreement, of the need for compromise in dealing with the nation's fiscal challenges... Read More