July 30, 2014

Publications

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 program.

“As in past years, the trustees’ annual reports remind us that without broad reforms, Social Security and Medicare will increasingly squeeze other parts of the federal budget while putting steady upward pressure on annual deficits and the nation’s level of debt,” said Robert L. Bixby...

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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
2 Mar, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today urged Congressional leaders to exclude the entire Social Security surplus from consideration in this year's budget deliberations. "The strongest possible signal Congress could send about its determination to save the Social Security surplus would... Read More
24 Feb, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--Concord Coalition Policy Director Robert Bixby told the Military Personnel Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee that repealing the 1986 military pension reforms known as "Redux" would signal a dangerous breakdown in the political will to enforce prospective and... Read More
27 Jan, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition expressed concern today that optimistic budget projections, expected to be released in the coming week, will lead politicians of both parties to make fiscally irresponsible choices. "The Concord Coalition has long warned against spending tomorrow's income... Read More