Budget Matters Blog


Would Cutting Military Spending Hurt Virginia’s Economy?

If lawmakers cut military spending, would thousands of Virginians suddenly be out of work?


House Lawmakers Repeal Estate Tax

Last week lawmakers in the House of Representatives voted 240-179 to repeal the federal estate tax despite President Obama’s threats to veto the bill. 


Budget 2016 Update: No budget resolution yet

Yesterday's deadline for House and Senate budget resolution wasn't binding, and it came and went without much drama, and without a deal. 


Where Your Tax Dollars Go: Federal Funds vs. Trust Funds

On Tax Day, it’s all about "federal funds" - largely from your income taxes - that pay for the military, certain health care programs, education and other things. 


Pentagon Spending FY 2016: The Great Debate

President Obama, the House and Senate have all lined up with a whopping request for Pentagon and related spending of $613 billion. What alternative do we have to this bloated Pentagon budget? 


Tax Day 2015: Where Did Your Tax Dollars Go?

Tax season is upon us!  What should you know about your taxes? Here are seven things.


Do You Know Where Your Taxes Go?

Join this webinar to see a breakdown of how the federal government spent each of your income tax dollars last year. 


Senate Approves a Budget. What’s Next?

In the wee hours of Friday morning, the U.S. Senate voted 52-46 to approve a budget, setting off a months long processNow Congress is in recess for two weeks.


House Votes on Republican and Congressional Progressive Caucus Budgets

Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted down the Congressional Progressive Caucus budget and passed the budget proposal from the House Budget Committee, with some tweaks.


Webinar: 2016 Budget Proposals vs Americans' Priorities

Sign up for a free webinar to look at how recent budget proposals stack up against Americans' priorities.