Budget Matters Blog


Federal Budget Players Spotlight: Harry Reid

NPP spotlights major players in the federal budget process. This week: Harry Reid.


Federal Budget Players Spotlight: Chris Van Hollen

NPP spotlights major players in the federal budget process. This week: Chris Van Hollen


7 Things to Celebrate about Social Security on its 80th Birthday

Here are just six reasons to love Social Security on its birthday and every day.


Federal Budget Players Spotlight:John McCain

NPP spotlights major players in the federal budget process. This week: John McCain. 


Social Security Turns 80

Know the facts about Social Security before the program turns 80 this week.


Examining Federal Spending by Michigan State University

Most U.S. universities, like states and local governments, receive a good deal of federal grant money each year, especially for research and development purposes. Michigan State University recently pledged to do half of its $400 million per year purchasing budget with women- and minority-owned businesses. 


Federal Budget Players Spotlight: Tom Price

NPP spotlights major players in the federal budget process. This week: Tom Price.


Medicare Celebrates 50 Years

Today marks Medicare's 50th birthday. What do Americans want for the future of the program?


Federal Budget Players Spotlight: Mitch McConnell

NPP spotlights major players in the federal budget process. This week: Mitch McConnell.


Top 3 Things You Should Know from Yesterday’s Trustees Reports

Here's what you need to know from the Social Security and Medicare trustees reports.