Budget Matters Blog


Justice Department Announces End to Private Federal Prisons

Our pattern of mass incarceration is a choice we've made, and we can change those choices


Is the Federal Budget Racist? The Movement for Black Lives and the Federal Budget

Make no mistake: budgets are moral documents.


#SafetyIs an End to Mass Incarceration: Join Us for National Night Out for Safety and Liberation #NOSL16

This year, we’ll spend $7.5 billion to send Americans to federal prisons. This is not what safety looks like.


Will Congress use the budget to pass these damaging campaign finance rules?

As if Citizens United weren’t enough, members of Congress are using the federal budget process to open the doors to more money in politics.


3 Reasons To Run the Other Way from the Ryan Tax Plan

The Ryan tax plan would benefit the top 1% and severely hurt the poor. Here's what else it would do.


Senate to vote on PROMESA. But is this the way to help Puerto Rico?

Puerto Rico is in crisis. What should the U.S. federal government do about it?


Congress Votes on 2017 Pentagon Spending: The Good, Bad and Ugly

Over the past 10 days, both the House and Senate have held a series of votes on Pentagon spending. 


Tell Senator McCain: No $18 Billion Bonus for the Pentagon

The Senate begins debating amendments to the NDAA this week. Learn how you can weigh in on one in particular. 


Hiroshima and the Hope President: Ask President Obama to Lead Us Toward a Nuclear Free World

Ask President Obama to lead the way to a nuclear-free world.


Minimum Wage at $4.25 per hour?! This is not the help Puerto Rico needs.

Dear Congress: weren’t you involved in the making of this crisis?