July 31, 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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24 Jan, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition has placed an advertisement in this Sunday's (Jan. 25) New York Times urging President Clinton and members of Congress to use restraint when considering what to do with any projected budget surpluses. The advertisement is signed by Concord Co-Chairs and former... Read More
18 Jan, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition will host a briefing focusing on the budget surplus debate on Thursday, Jan. 22, beginning at 9:00 a.m., in room B-369 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Forecasts of a potential budget surplus have kindled a vigorous debate over what to do with the... Read More
7 Jan, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today urged Congress and the president to run budget surpluses at least as large as Social Security's annual surplus, which has been borrowed each year since 1983 to mask the size of annual budget deficits. While the latest projections from the Congressional... Read More
28 Jul, 1997 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today praised Congressional leaders and the President for reaching agreement on the details of a plan to balance the budget by 2002, but urged that no time be lost in moving on to the more difficult challenge of preparing Medicare and Social Security for the... Read More
1 May, 1997 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today congratulated the Congressional leadership and White House on reaching agreement on a plan to balance the budget by 2002, but cautioned that much more work is left to be done. "The bipartisan negotiators of this deal deserve praise for reaching... Read More
19 Mar, 1997 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today praised members of both parties in Congress who have expressed support for separating the critical task of balancing the budget from the politically-charged issue of tax cuts. "As we have witnessed over the past two years, demanding that tax cuts be... Read More
13 Mar, 1997 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--The budget plan recently introduced by the House Democratic Blue Dog Coalition deserves "widespread support" from members of Congress who are serious about balancing the budget and keeping it balanced, according to an analysis of the plan released today by the Concord... Read More
3 Mar, 1997 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- In the wake of today's defeat of the balanced budget amendment, the Concord Coalition Citizens Council is challenging the president and Congress to enact legislation that would balance the budget by 2002, even with out being forced to by a constitutional mandate. "The last... Read More
25 Feb, 1997 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today hailed the "Blue Dog" budget proposal as having all the earmarks of a credible and sustainable balanced budget plan. "At first glance, the Blue Dog plan appears to set the high standard by which other Congressional plans to balance the... Read More