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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17 Dec, 2013 - Special Publication
The following letter was sent to Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wisc.) by the Concord Coalition discussing the potential effects a switch to biennial budgeting would have on the federal budget process.Dear Mr. Ribble,Given the frequent breakdown of the budget process in recent years, The Concord Coalition... Read More
16 Dec, 2013 - Special Publication
In a new op-ed for Quad-Cities Online, Sara Imhof, Midwest regional director for The Concord Coalition, says the country needs to begin to resolve its long-term fiscal challenges. The guest column can also be found here.It's not the way government should work: Jobless Americans in need of extended... Read More
12 Dec, 2013 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--Elected officials must follow up the new two-year budget deal with much larger efforts to put the nation’s finances on sounder long-term footing, according to Robert L. Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition.“The question is whether this is the beginning of a new phase of... Read More
6 Dec, 2013 - Special Publication
Congressional Budget Office Director Doug Elmendorf focused on three crucial points about the federal budget outlook during his appearance at a Capitol Hill conference presented last Tuesday by the University of New Hampshire's Warren B. Rudman Center, The Concord Coalition and several other... Read More
3 Dec, 2013 - Special Publication
The following is a blog post entitled "To Prevent Future Crises, Budget Experts Say, Washington Must Step Up Its Game." Written by Concord's Steve Winn, it has been re-formatted to include slide presentations at the conference he discusses. To see all of these presentations, click on the image... Read More
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 - Press Release
The University of New Hampshire sent out this press release about a Dec. 3 conference in Washington on the federal debt that it has organized with the participation of several other organizations, including The Concord Coalition. This release is also available on the university's website... 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