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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17 Oct, 2013 - Special Publication
The bipartisan agreement reached yesterday to fund government agencies through Jan. 15 and suspend the debt limit through Feb. 7 avoided an immediate crisis but left intact all of the underlying fiscal disputes that have prevented agreement on a Fiscal Year 2014 budget and a comprehensive fiscal... Read More
17 Oct, 2013 - Special Publication
We thank the Congress and President for coming together and passing a deal to reopen the government and extend the borrowing limit. They now have the opportunity to engage in real discussions on how to address our nation’s fiscal challenges in a comprehensive, bipartisan manner. We urge both... Read More
1 Oct, 2013 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today urged elected officials in Washington to put an end to the government shutdown by quickly resolving their differences over a budget for the coming year -- something that should have been done months ago. Congress must also move quickly to raise the federal... Read More
17 Sep, 2013 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that updated long-term projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) show why Washington must pursue comprehensive fiscal reforms even though the federal deficit has fallen rapidly this year.  “We’ve had some good short-term news on the... Read More
6 Sep, 2013 - Special Publication
Paul Hansen, Western regional director for the Concord Coalition, wrote this guest column which appeared Friday in the Missoulian.  Those of us who work full time encouraging America to live within our means see a sharp contrast between many elected officials in Washington and the rest of... Read More
3 Sep, 2013 - Special Publication
Sara Imhof, Midwest regional director for The Concord Coalition, wrote this guest column, which appeared Monday in the Duluth News Tribune.  We’ve been warned. Recent reports from the Congressional Budget Office and the trustees for Medicare and Social Security underscore the difficult fiscal... Read More
26 Jul, 2013 - Special Publication
Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby wrote this Kansas City Star op-ed. On a speaking tour that included the University of Central Missouri, President Barack Obama called for Washington to move beyond the current gridlock to deal with the nation’s critical fiscal and economic... Read More
24 Jul, 2013 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today praised the bipartisan leadership of Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) for introducing the “INFORM Act,” a legislative proposal that would improve federal budgeting by providing a more complete picture of the long-term impact of current... Read More
19 Jul, 2013 - Special Publication
This op-ed in The Macon Telegraph was written by former Sen. Sam Nunn (D-Ga.), co-chairman of The Concord Coalition, and Emory University student Aaron Tucek. A Generationally Balanced Deficit Agreement  The House and Senate have each passed their own budgets. The president has submitted a... Read More
28 May, 2013 - Special Publication
By John Shaw WASHINGTON (MNI) -- The protracted battle between congressional Democrats and Republicans about whether to even begin House-Senate talks to try to draft a fiscal year 2014 budget resolution seems to confirm assertions about the totally dysfunctional nature of Congress. Budget experts... Read More