September 18, 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...

Recent Publications

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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
17 May, 2013 - Special Publication
This guest column in the Billings Gazette was written by Paul Hansen, western states regional director for The Concord Coalition. It is time for both Republicans and Democrats in Washington to make a deal to fix the nation’s debt. The new budget plan recently released by Alan Simpson and Erskine... Read More
14 May, 2013 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With today’s updated numbers from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) showing a decline in projected budget deficits, The Concord Coalition warned lawmakers not to be lulled into a false sense of security that the fiscal status quo is sustainable. “A lower deficit is good news but... Read More
10 Apr, 2013 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that President Obama’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2014 provides a credible framework for the bipartisan negotiations that are needed to curb the growth of the federal debt over the next decade and beyond. Congress should consider the President’s... Read More
9 Apr, 2013 - Press Release
CONCORD, N.H. – On April 22, the University of New Hampshire School of Law will formally launch its Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Policy with a national conference on fiscal responsibility, featuring Senators John McCain and Kelly Ayotte and former Senators Bob Kerrey... Read More
12 Mar, 2013 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- While supporting the goal of returning balance to the nation’s finances, The Concord Coalition said today that the ambitious 10-year budget plan released by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan relies on dubious assumptions to achieve that goal. “Any plan to put the federal... Read More
2 Mar, 2013 - Special Publication
This op-ed by Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby appeared Saturday in the Wichita Eagle.  By Robert L. Bixby   With the federal debt rapidly rising and elected officials repeatedly locked in partisan budget battles, Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson have once again... Read More
20 Feb, 2013 - Issue Brief
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/cbo_good_news_not_good_issue_brief.pdf
I. Introduction The annual Budget and Economic Outlook released on Feb. 5 by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) contained some good news. The deficit is coming down. The debt is relatively stable over the coming 10 years. Revenues are going up and federal health care costs were again... Read More