Budget Matters Blog

President Vetoes National Defense Authorization Act

For the last 50+ years, the NDAA has enjoyed bipartisan support - yesterday, it was vetoed by the president. 

Five Reasons We Can't Wait for Universal Preschool

It’s time to get serious about what families need in the 21st century.

The Lesson We Must Learn from Afghanistan

The president announcing that he will not withdraw troops from Afghanistan by the end of next year is a devastating blow. 

Six Things You Should Know About the Debt Ceiling

The U.S. is expected to reach the debt ceiling in just 18 days, on November 3.

Congress Sends National Defense Authorization Act to President

Yesterday, in a 70-27 vote, lawmakers in the Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act, which lays out how the Pentagon might spend its 2016 $612 billion budget.

Congress Narrowly Averts Shutdown

Just seven hours before federal agencies ran out of money, Congress passed a continuing resolution that temporarily funds the government until December 11.

Pink Out for Planned Parenthood: Who wants a government shutdown?

Seven in ten Americans are against shutting down the federal government over Planned Parenthood funding. 

Upcoming Webinar - Left Behind: Poverty and the Federal Budget

The beginning of a new fiscal year presents a new chance for Americans to make sure the federal budget works for all of us. The National Priorities Project is pleased to sponsor a free webinar on Poverty and the Federal Budget. 

What's Next for the Iran Nuclear Deal?

As of last week, the deal is officially in effect as lawmakers have lost their opportunity to block implementation of the plan. WHat happens next?

One in Five American Children In Poverty: How did we get here?

Here are a few of the ways that federal tax and budget policy contribute to economic inequality.