October 31, 2014

Publications

28 Oct, 2014 - Special Publication

Former U.S. House members Tom Tauke (R-IA) and Leonard Boswell (D-IA), who are working with The Concord Coalition and Fix the Debt to raise awareness of the nation's fiscal challenges, wrote this recent op-ed for The Des Moines Register. The article can also be found here

Iowa plays a unique role in our nation’s politics and public policy-making. As a result, we sometimes feel inundated with politicians and political talk...

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7 Sep, 2007 - Issue Brief
I. Introduction   The State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) is a joint federal-state program that provides health care for children in families with income that is modest but too high to qualify for Medicaid.  Approximately 6.6 million children were enrolled in SCHIP in fiscal year... Read More
5 Feb, 2007 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that the President's FY 2008 budget focuses on two appropriate goals: restoring balance by 2012 and narrowing the long-term deficit. Concord reiterated its concerns that certain key policy assumptions used by the administration to project a swift... Read More
5 Jan, 2007 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- In a full-page statement in this Sunday's New York Times (January 7, 2007), bipartisan leaders of The Concord Coalition urge the President and Congress to negotiate a bipartisan balanced budget plan using realistic cost estimates and to begin a process for addressing long-term... Read More
3 Aug, 2006 - Press Release
WASHINGTON - With the Senate expected to vote this week on the so-called "Trifecta" bill, which includes a permanent reduction in the estate tax, temporary extension of several expiring tax provisions and a new mandatory spending program for mine reclamation along with an increase... Read More
19 Dec, 2005 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With Congress nearing completion of the fiscal year 2006 spending "reconciliation" bill, The Concord Coalition said that enactment of the bill would result in a modest amount of deficit reduction, but only if the savings are not erased by pending tax cuts that Congress... Read More
14 Nov, 2005 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With critical decisions now pending on the fiscal year 2006 spending and tax cut “reconciliation” bills, The Concord Coalition said today that Congress should make deficit reduction the clear fiscal policy goal of the two bills. In keeping with its established criteria for... Read More
16 Sep, 2005 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With President Bush promising to respond to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina by launching “one of the largest reconstruction efforts the world has ever seen,” The Concord Coalition said today that at least a portion of the mounting costs should be offset by rescinding all $... Read More
7 Feb, 2005 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that President Bush's fiscal year 2006 budget takes an appropriately hard line on spending, but its claim to result in significant deficit reduction relies on budgetary gimmicks that understate likely expenses and overstate likely revenue.... Read More
6 Oct, 2004 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today released a report on fiscal policy in the 2004 presidential campaign, concluding that neither President Bush nor Senator Kerry has a credible plan for dealing with the fiscal challenges he will face if elected. The election of 2004 will determine the... Read More
19 Jul, 2004 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today praised a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators for proposing to offset the revenue loss from a one-year extension of three expiring tax breaks. The proposal by Senators Snowe (R-ME), Baucus (D-MT), McCain (R-AZ), Breaux (D-LA), Chafee (R-RI) and Lincoln... Read More