September 2, 2014

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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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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
5 Jan, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--Earlier today, the White House announced that there will be at least a $76 billion budget surplus for the 1999 fiscal year. The Concord Coalition, a nonpartisan group advocating fiscal discipline, today reminded the leadership of both parties that the federal government is still... Read More
27 Oct, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--It is now official: without counting the Social Security surplus, the federal government recorded a $29 billion budget deficit in 1998. The Concord Coalition, a bipartisan group advocating fiscal responsibility, today asserted that the claims of a budget surplus for fiscal year 1998... Read More
19 Oct, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--The Concord Coalition, a bipartisan budget watchdog group, said today that the omnibus spending bill fails the test of fiscal discipline by squandering nearly a third of the projected unified budget surplus--a "surplus" which is only possible by counting the Social Security... Read More
13 Oct, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--Concord Coalition Co-Chairs Sam Nunn and Warren Rudman sent a letter to all members of Congress today urging the rejection of a provision in the omnibus spending bill that would substantially repeal the 1986 military pension reforms. "We urge you in the strongest possible terms... Read More
29 Sep, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--Despite claims the country is wiping away 30 years of red ink, the national debt continues to grow. While politicians of both parties take credit for a budget "surplus," the national debt has grown by over $110 billion ($110,639,535,002.46) so far in fiscal year 1998. With... Read More
16 Sep, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--While Congress debates tax cuts and spending increases, the Concord Coalition today reminded lawmakers that the budget surplus projected for this year and the next decade is already earmarked--for Social Security. "Policy makers who are lining up to spend those so-called budget... Read More
13 Sep, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--Budget discipline for spending and revenues are both in jeopardy, according to the Concord Coalition, a bipartisan budget watchdog. As Congress and the Administration rush to cut end-of-session budget deals, Concord warns there will be a strong temptation to dip into projected budget... Read More