Budget Matters Blog

Entries By Lindsay Koshgarian


Congress Takes on Keystone XL Pipeline, Obamacare, Tax Reform

Congress tackles the Keystone XL Pipeline, Obamacare, and makes a move toward tax reform in its first week back, with a side of business as usual.


Top 3 New Years’ Resolutions for Congress

Our top 3 New Years' Resolutions for Congress. Gridlock is so 2014.


12 Days of Budget Policy Riders: What Congress Gave Away in the Cromnibus

Twelve of the more bizarre or outrageous early Christmas gifts to special groups that lawmakers delivered through policy riders in the 2015 federal budget bill known as the Cromnibus.


Cromnibus Winners and Losers: Renewable vs. Fossil and Nuclear Energy

Among the losers in the 2015 federal budget are renewable energy and the environment, while fossil and nuclear energy were winners.


What's in a Cromnibus?

Spending caps, immigration, the F-35, military pay raises, Dodd-Frank, campaign contributions and more: here's what's in the budget bill.


$1.1 Trillion or Shutdown

With only four days left to pass a budget before a government shutdown, the pressure is on.


Wielding the Power of the Purse

Wielding the power of the purse has become a convenient way to get at policy positions that some lawmakers don’t agree with.


Can America #EndEndlessWar?

The Obama administration is backing down from plans to remove combat troops from Afghanistan.


President Requests $5.6 Billion to Fight ISIS

What does America expect to accomplish in fighting ISIS? And what will it cost?


Your Vote, and What Next?

Of the respondents to our informal election day poll, 96% of you said you would or had already voted this year.