Budget Matters Blog


Congress finally made a deal to clean up Flint’s water. Are there more infrastructure deals to come?

 In the coming months, as we usher in a new administration and Congress, there will be an opportunity to finally invest in infrastructure that would strengthen America for decades to come.


Happy birthday, Estate Tax! Where would we be without you?

America was always supposed to be the country of presidents, not kings, where leaders are made, not born.


Apple’s Corporate Welfare vs. Educating a Generation. Yep, that’s a choice.

If the US worked harder to close corporate tax loopholes, we could use the resulting revenues to send every current American college student to school -- for free.


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.