Budget Matters Blog

Entries By Jasmine Tucker

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?

FY 2017 Pentagon Budget Preview

Yesterday, Ash Carter previewed the president's Pentagon budget request for fiscal year 2017. Here’s what we know.

Is the F-35 our Death Star?

Ash Carter's defense budget preview showed that the Pentagon wants to continue sinking federal tax dollars into the F-35.

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!

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?

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.

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!