Budget Matters Blog

Entries By Jasmine Tucker

What’s Going on With the Iran Deal?

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

Few Days Remain for Congress to Pass a 2016 Budget

Lawmakers return to Capitol Hill today from an August recess with very little time left to pass a budget for fiscal yeat 2016.

7 Things to Celebrate about Social Security on its 80th Birthday

Here are just seven reasons to love Social Security on its birthday and every day.

Medicare Celebrates 50 Years

Today marks Medicare's 50th birthday. What do Americans want for the future of the program?

Top 3 Things You Should Know from Yesterday’s Trustees Reports

Here's what you need to know from the Social Security and Medicare trustees reports.

Avoiding War: U.S. Reaches Nuclear Deal with Iran

Earlier this week, President Obama announced that after more than a year and a half of negotiations, the U.S. reached a nuclear deal with Iran. This newly reached deal provides hope that we as a nation will be able to avoid another long and costly war abroad.

Congress’ Budget Resolution: Sequestration in Name Only

The Senate voted to approve a non-binding budget resolution that sets overall spending limits for the federal government’s discretionary spending in fiscal year 2016.

Jasmine’s Gone Hiking

Starting on Monday, May 4, I’ll be taking a brief leave of absence from my role as NPP’s research analyst to hike part of the Appalachian Trail.

House Lawmakers Repeal Estate Tax

Last week lawmakers in the House of Representatives voted 240-179 to repeal the federal estate tax despite President Obama’s threats to veto the bill. 

Tax Day 2015: Where Did Your Tax Dollars Go?

Tax season is upon us!  What should you know about your taxes? Here are seven things.