December 21, 2014

Publications

16 Dec, 2014 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- Former U.S. Senators J. Robert Kerrey and John C. Danforth today released an update of a 1994 commission report on entitlement and tax reform and called on Americans -- particularly presidential hopefuls -- to quickly address the nation’s fiscal challenges.

A bipartisan majority of the original Kerrey-Danforth commission warned that with an aging population and rising health care costs, the country was on an unsustainable budget...

Recent Publications

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4 Feb, 2008 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that sharply rising short-term deficits and long-term projections that are even worse demonstrate an urgent need for bipartisan action to confront the nation's precarious fiscal situation. As members of Congress and presidential candidates react... Read More
8 Nov, 2007 - Issue Brief
I. Now comes the hard part. Earlier this year, Congress took an important step toward restoring fiscal discipline and preventing the daunting long-term outlook from getting any worse by adopting pay-as-you-go budget rules (PAYGO) in the House and Senate. These rules require that any legislation... Read More
6 Sep, 2007 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Before beginning the West Coast leg on its Fiscal Wake-Up Tour, The Concord Coalition today released "Key Questions Voters Should Ask Candidates About the Budget, Social Security and Medicare." (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader) "Key Questions" is a brochure... Read More
6 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
2 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
15 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