August 29, 2015

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28 Aug, 2015 - Special Publication

In an op-ed for the Ames Tribune, Jeff Angelo, former Republican state senator from Ames, and Jeff Danielson, current Democratic state senator from Waterloo, write projected higher debt levels should spur presidential candidates to discuss their plans for putting the federal budget on a more sustainable path. Angelo and Danielson are both members of the First Budget Iowa Cabinet. The op-ed can also be found here

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25 May, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today commended the sponsors of Social Security lock box proposals, specifically bills H.R.1259 and H.R.1927, for their efforts to lock away the Social Security surplus. "Both bills would make it more difficult for Congress to pay for new spending or tax... Read More
18 May, 1999 - Facing Facts
The Social Security debate is once again veering off course--and this time Republicans are leading the way. Back in January, the President unveiled a plan that, without asking anyone to give anything up, would extend Social Security's solvency by twenty years. Now House Ways and Means Chairman Bill... Read More
16 May, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today urged Congress to reject the $15 billion emergency supplemental spending bill for fiscal year 1999 that was approved last week by a House-Senate conference committee. "Congress is using the emergency spending loophole to create a new budgetary... Read More
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