Budget Matters Blog


Top 5 Federal Budget Issues in 2016

2015 was chock full of defining moments. Looking ahead, here are five things you can expect to make big news in 2016.


Omnibus and Tax Package Defeat “Poison Pill” Riders, Lay Out Spending for Pentagon and Domestic Programs

This week, members of Congress announced a final deal on a federal budget for fiscal year 2016. This counts as a serious win.


How to Defeat ISIS: Alternatives to War

From sanctions to negotiations, these experts outline steps the U.S. should take without resorting to yet another Middle East war.


5 Crazy Policy Riders That Could Bust the Budget Deal

The battle for this year’s budget is going strong, with a series of dangerous – and extreme – policy “riders” under consideration.


Bipartisan Highway Bill Should Raise Gas Tax

The 5-year highway bill revives the Export-Import bank and fails to raise the gas tax. 


Giving Tuesday 2015: We Don't Buy It!

It's Giving Tuesday! Make a contribution to NPP today to help us fight for a federal budget that reflects the values and needs of all Americans! 


Thanksgiving, Gratitude and Giving Tuesday (on December 1)

This Thanksgiving, what are you grateful for?


Peace for Beirut, Paris and the World

We at NPP join the world in mourning and solidarity with the people of Beirut and Paris who suffered unconscionable attacks last week.


Money in Politics and Climate Change: Your Top Issues for the Republican Debate

You told us you wanted to hear about climate change and money in politics in the GOP debate. Did you get your wish?


Will the President Sign the New NDAA?

Yesterday afternoon Congress sent the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to the president. Again.