Budget Matters Blog

Entries By Jasmine Tucker

Competing Visions: What Budget Proposal Best Matches Americans' Priorities?

Check out our new Competing Visions analysis that examines how the major budget proposals stack up against Americans' priorities on 15 major issues including job creation, education, war spending, and taxes.

Where Are We in the Federal Budget Process?

This week, Congressional lawmakers will publish several budget proposals as alternatives to the president’s budget that was released in early February. Are you wondering why Congress does this?

Lawmakers to Release Budget Alternatives Next Week

Next week, when the budget alternatives are released, we’ll be taking a look at how each major budget proposal stacks up on issues you care about. 

Congress Approves Department of Homeland Security Funding

Three days before another potential government shutdown, Congress voted yesterday to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for the rest of the fiscal year which ends on September 30.  

Lawmakers to Pass a Stop-Gap Bill to Fund Department of Homeland Security

If Congressional lawmakers cannot come to agreement on how to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) by midnight tonight, tens of thousands of workers could be furloughed and hundreds of thousands more “essential” employees would have to report to work without knowing when they’ll get their next paycheck.

Lawmakers Disagree on Department of Homeland Security

Just five legislative days remain between now and the end of next week, making a shutdown of DHS more and more likely.

The President's 2016 Budget in Pictures

Today we released The President's 2016 Budget in Pictures, a series of colorful charts telling the story of the priorities in the president's budget.

What You Need to Know about the President’s Tax Plan

About a week and a half ago, the White House released a plan to “simplify our complex tax code” and “make it fairer by eliminating some of the biggest loopholes.” Here we provide a brief overview of what loopholes he’d like to close and what he wants to do with the money.

NPP Staff Joins Partners in Annual National Security Strategy Retreat

 Last week, three of NPP’s own joined dozens of partners from around the country at an annual National Security Strategy Retreat held in Bethesda, MD, just outside of Washington, DC.

House Rule Would Cut Social Security Disability Benefits

A proposed rule change by the House of Representatives would prevent lawmakers from transferring funding from the Social Security retirement and survivor’s (OASI) trust fund to the disability (DI) trust fund.