Budget Matters Blog


Federal Funds and Primaries in New Hampshire and Iowa

With the first presidential primaries coming up in New Hampshire and Iowa, we took a look at how federal government contributes to those two states. 


Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy

Many of us remember his tireless works around civil rights, but there was more to his legacy.


State of the Union: 2016

Last night, President Obama delivered his final State of the Union address. Take our short poll below!


President Obama's Last State of the Union: A look back

Today President Obama will give his final State of the Union address. A look back at seven years of president's budgets and our predictions about what you'll hear tonight.


New Year, New Budget?

As Speaker of the House, Rep. Ryan now holds the most influential position in the House of Representatives.  How will this affect the budget process in 2016?


Three New Year’s Resolutions for 2016

It might take more than one year to get there, but here’s where we need to head in 2016.


We Set 3 Resolutions for Congress in 2015. Here’s How They Did

We’re all familiar with making New Year’s resolutions and not keeping them.


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.