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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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 - 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
16 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