Budget Matters Blog

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.

The Fight to Defund Planned Parenthood

The fight to defund Planned Parenthood is not about the money.

What’s Going on With the Iran Deal?

Last week, Senate Democrats filibustered a vote to reject the Iran deal. What's next?

2015 At a Glance

As we approach the end of our fiscal year, we have been reflecting on the highlights of the year behind us. It's been a busy one!

Federal Budget Players Spotlight: Mike Enzi

NPP spotlights major players in the federal budget process. This week: Mike Enzi.Photo