July 31, 2014

Publications

28 Jul, 2014 - Press Release

 WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that the new reports from the Social Security and Medicare trustees highlight the need for prompt reform of federal entitlement programs, with further delays in such work creating a particular problem for Social Security’s Disability Insurance program.

“As in past years, the trustees’ annual reports remind us that without broad reforms, Social Security and Medicare will increasingly squeeze other parts of the federal budget while putting steady upward pressure on annual deficits and the nation’s level of debt,” said Robert L. Bixby...

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11 May, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Martha Phillips, former Executive Director and now a member of the Board of Directors of The Concord Coalition, testified before the House Rules Committee today in support of H.R. 853, the Comprehensive Budget Process Reform Act of 1999, a bipartisan bill to strengthen the budget... Read More
5 May, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With the U.S. House of Representatives scheduled to vote later today on a supplemental emergency spending package for Kosovo, the Concord Coalition warned against using the Social Security surplus to fund non-emergency additions to the defense budget. Former U.S. Senators Warren... Read More
25 Apr, 1999 - Press Release
As congressional appropriators begin work this week on an emergency supplemental spending bill to pay for expenses arising out of the conflict in Yugoslavia, the Concord Coalition today warned that the legitimate need for an emergency supplemental bill must not become a means of funding permanent... Read More
14 Apr, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--The Concord Coalition today praised the Republican leadership in Congress for producing, on time, a fiscal year 2000 Budget Resolution that complies with the discretionary spending caps of the 1997 Balanced Budget Act, and pledges to reserve the entire Social Security surplus for debt... Read More
29 Mar, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition emphasized today that estimates the Social Security trust funds will be solvent until 2034 are irrelevant from an economic standpoint. In fact, the Social Security Trustees' report released today indicates that the long-term financial problems facing the program... Read More
17 Mar, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today applauded President Clinton's decision to produce a Medicare reform plan this year and urged him to combine his Medicare proposal with specific Social Security reform options that Congress can consider as a total retirement security package. "... Read More
10 Mar, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today said that the plan outlined by Republican leaders to lock away the Social Security surplus is a step in the right direction, but warned that it could prove to be more like a speed bump than a true lock box. Concord maintains that the only way to ensure... Read More
3 Mar, 1999 - Special Publication
The President's budgetary proposals for fiscal year 2000 fall into three categories:A group of basic policy proposals, including recommended levels of discretionary appropriations for fiscal year 2000, that are to be enacted whether or not agreement is reached on Social Security reform,Proposals... Read More
2 Mar, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today urged Congressional leaders to exclude the entire Social Security surplus from consideration in this year's budget deliberations. "The strongest possible signal Congress could send about its determination to save the Social Security surplus would... Read More
1 Mar, 1999 - Special Publication
Thank you for inviting the Concord Coalition to testify today on the revenue side of the Social Security reform debate.The Concord Coalition is a bipartisan, nonprofit grass roots organization with members and chapters nationwide dedicated to generationally responsible fiscal policy and long term... Read More