September 17, 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...

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27 Nov, 2013 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- A conference next Tuesday on Capitol Hill will focus on the importance of curbing the growth of the federal debt and finding ways to prevent future budget crises. Former Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad will give the keynote address at the conference, which will be held... Read More
27 Nov, 2013 - Special Publication
In a new op-ed in the Billings Gazette, Paul Hansen, western states regional director for The Concord Coalition, says failure should not be considered an option for the congressional conference committee on the budget. The guest column can also be found here on the newspaper's website. Guest... Read More
30 Oct, 2013 - Issue Brief
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/finalbudgetconference.pdf
Given the acrimonious political environment and the wide discrepancy between the House and Senate budgets, the conference committee now scheduled to report by Dec.13 begins its work with low expectations. However, if the committee approaches its task with flexibility and a commitment to achieving... Read More
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