September 19, 2014

Publications

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 spending and fiscal reforms are the only way to prevent the negative economic consequences.

“Despite a slowing of health care inflation and lower annual deficits since their heights during the recession, the CBO’s projections demonstrate that our basic structural problem remains -- growth in...

Recent Publications

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22 Mar, 2000 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- As the House of Representatives prepares to vote on the Concurrent Budget Resolution (H. Con. Res. 290), The Concord Coalition today announced that it favors the alternative plan offered by the Blue Dog Coalition over the Republican Budget Resolution and the four other alternatives... Read More
7 Mar, 2000 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With the budget process now underway, attention will naturally be focused on the projected budget surpluses for fiscal years 2001 through 2010. What cannot be forgotten however, is that unlike past years, there is a small, yet very vulnerable, $23 billion non-Social Security surplus... Read More
23 Jan, 2000 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today warned lawmakers not to treat the new surplus projections to be issued this week by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) as money in the bank. The existence and size of projected budget surpluses, particularly over a 10-year period, is far too speculative... Read More
11 Jan, 2000 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today urged Congress and the Administration to maintain their laudable goal of balancing the budget without tapping into the Social Security surplus, but warned against making policy decisions based on unrealistic surplus projections that assume strict adherence... Read More
26 Oct, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition welcomed today's news that the federal government's budget deficit shrank to just $1 billion in fiscal year 1999 without counting the Social Security surplus.  However, the Coalition reminded Congress and the Administration that the surplus over and above Social... Read More
13 Aug, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition has placed a full-page advertisement in this Sunday's New York Times (August 15, 1999) urging President Clinton and Members of Congress not to squander the surplus, and to fix Social Security and Medicare first.            The ad is signed by Concord Co-Chairs... Read More
14 Jun, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today announced its strong opposition to H.R.1000, the Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR-21), because it would take the aviation trust fund "off budget." Concord opposes this proposal because it would allow virtually... Read More
16 May, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today urged Congress to reject the $15 billion emergency supplemental spending bill for fiscal year 1999 that was approved last week by a House-Senate conference committee. "Congress is using the emergency spending loophole to create a new budgetary... Read More
5 May, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With the U.S. House of Representatives scheduled to vote later today on a supplemental emergency spending package for Kosovo, the Concord Coalition warned against using the Social Security surplus to fund non-emergency additions to the defense budget. Former U.S. Senators Warren... Read More
14 Apr, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--The Concord Coalition today praised the Republican leadership in Congress for producing, on time, a fiscal year 2000 Budget Resolution that complies with the discretionary spending caps of the 1997 Balanced Budget Act, and pledges to reserve the entire Social Security surplus for debt... Read More