July 6, 2015

Publications

2 Jul, 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...

Recent Publications

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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
8 Dec, 2014 - Press Release
UPDATED DECEMBER 16**A video of the program can be viewed here. WASHINGTON -- Twenty years after the Kerrey-Danforth Commission on Entitlement and Tax Reform issued its seven bipartisan findings, the panel’s co-chairs on Dec. 16 will release an update and explain why such broad fiscal reforms... 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
28 Oct, 2014 - Special Publication
Former U.S. House members Tom Tauke (R-IA) and Leonard Boswell (D-IA), who are working with The Concord Coalition and Fix the Debt to raise awareness of the nation's fiscal challenges, wrote this recent op-ed for The Des Moines Register. The article can also be found here.  Iowa plays a unique... Read More
6 Oct, 2014 - Special Publication
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/key_questions_2014_2.pdf
As in past economic recoveries, the short-term federal budget picture has been improving. But deficits are projected to begin rising again in a few short years, Congress flounders over what were once considered routine decisions, and the nation remains on a long-term fiscal path that is simply... Read More
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... Read More
27 Aug, 2014 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- While there has been some recent good news for the federal budget, The Concord Coalition said today that updated projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) should remind policymakers that the aging of the population is dramatically but predictably reshaping government... Read More
30 Jul, 2014 - Special Publication
In a letter to The Concord Monitor, Chase Hagaman, New England regional director for The Concord Coalition, urges lawmakers to change the status quo and start addressing the nation's long-term fiscal challenges. The column can also be found here.  Insanity is doing the same thing over and... 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