Budget Matters Blog


Six Things You Could Buy Instead of a Border Wall

A leaked Department of Homeland Security internal report recently put the cost of President Trump's border wall at $21.6 billion.


Tell Congress: No to Bannon on the National Security Council

Trump’s decision to give Bannon a vote on the National Security Council is a dangerous one.


How Justice Scalia May Have Saved Federal Funding for Sanctuary Cities

How two Supreme Court decisions hailed by conservatives might spell salvation for sanctuary cities.


Trump's Budget Cuts

Today the Trump transition team suggested $10.5 trillion in spending cuts over the next ten years.


Top 6 Federal Budget Moments of 2016

How 2016 changed peace and military spending, climate change, economic inequality and corporate greed.


Happy Government Shutdown Day!

Happy Government Shutdown Day, America. Like an extra 10 pounds, there are parts of this holiday that don't just go away when it's over.


Pentagon Covers Up $125 Billion in Wasteful Spending

We have enough to build a strong future for our country - if we use our resources wisely.


A Trump Budget: Will Congress repeal Obamacare (aka the Affordable Care Act)?

So what’s standing in the way of repealing the Affordable Care Act?


Thanksgiving: He/She voted the other way. How can I face them?

We’ve been thinking about how to talk about our priorities and how – or whether it’s even possible –to bridge the divides.


A Trump Budget: Military Contractors Rejoice

For all of the president-elect’s lack of policy clarity, his position on Pentagon and military spending has been pretty clear: it’s headed higher.