Budget Matters Blog

Tax Extenders Pass Congress for 2014

Congress passes a one-year extension of tax extenders bill.

Congress Passes 2015 National Defense Authorization Act

For the last 52 years, Congress has not once failed to pass the National Defense Authorization Act (or NDAA) that provides funding to the military. And in a bipartisan vote, lawmakers just made it 53 when the Senate voted to pass a House version of the bill earlier today.

Is There a 2015 Budget Yet?

Throughout the day yesterday, sources were reporting that the massive $1.1 trillion spending deal lawmakers have been negotiating for weeks would not pass because there were not sufficient votes.

What's in a Cromnibus?

Spending caps, immigration, the F-35, military pay raises, Dodd-Frank, campaign contributions and more: here's what's in the budget bill.

$1.1 Trillion or Shutdown

With only four days left to pass a budget before a government shutdown, the pressure is on.

Congress Has One Week to Make Sure the Government Doesn’t Shut Down

Two months into the 2015 fiscal year and just a week away from a government shutdown and Congress has not followed through on one of its most fundamental and important responsibilities: to fund the government.

Wielding the Power of the Purse

Wielding the power of the purse has become a convenient way to get at policy positions that some lawmakers don’t agree with.

NPP Gives Thanks for the Federal Budget

This holiday season, NPP staff share what makes them thankful for the federal budget.

Can America #EndEndlessWar?

The Obama administration is backing down from plans to remove combat troops from Afghanistan.

Give back for all Americans on #GivingTuesday

Join NPP on #GivingTuesday and give back for federal budget priorities that work for all Americans!