Budget Matters Blog


Competing Visions: Our Budget, Our Priorities

We've just released our analysis of federal budget proposals. Trust us - you're going to want to see this. 


What’s Going on With the Federal Budget?

We've seen some budget proposals for FY 2017, but what's next in Congress?


Christmas in March: The Pentagon's Unfunded Priorities Wish List

Dear Santa: I want a bicycle and some blocks. P.S. I also need an iPad, Xbox and a hoverboard. And an F-35.


Webinar: 2017 Budget Proposals vs Americans' Priorities

In an upcoming webinar, we'll explain the differences between major budget proposals and share information about how you can influence the budget to shift our nation’s priorities.


Five Reasons to Support the #PeoplesBudget

  Ask your member of Congress to support the People’s Budget!   We’ve just gotten our hands on the People’s Budget, released today, and so far we’re big fans. Here are just five reasons to support the People’s Budget. 1. Infrastructure, at last (and justice for Flint). The People’s Budget...


Super Tuesday: Federal Funding in Twelve States

Super Tuesday is here. Twelve states will vote in the 2016 presidential primary.


Does the President’s Budget Achieve our New Year’s Resolutions?

We set 3 resolutions for 2016, all in the name of making the federal budget work for all Americans. Does President Obama's budget proposal achieve them?


How Nevada and South Carolina Depend on Federal Spending

Halfway through the Nevada and South Carolina primaries, here’s the upshot on how federal funding makes its way to these states.


Can Obama Defund Abstinence-Only Education?

The headline reads, “Obama eliminates ‘abstinence only’ education from federal budget.” But can he really do that?


Top Five Take-Aways from President Obama's Budget

Here are our top five takeaways from President Obama's 2017 budget request.