Budget Matters Blog

Category: Budget Process


House GOP Budget Calls for Drastic Cuts to Domestic Programs

This week the House majority released their budget blueprint for fiscal year 2019, which begins October 1.


Trump's Massive Budget Cuts Spare the Military

Out of twelve major federal spending categories, only the military and veteran's benefits would be spared from the Trump cuts. 


Congress Strikes a Deal for 54% Military Spending in Federal Budget

The resulting federal discretinary budgets invests 54% of the federal discretionary budget in the miltiary and nuclear weapons. 


Senate Steps Closer to Tax Cuts for the Very Rich

It's easy to see what comes next: claiming pressure from the deepening debt that they themselves created, members of Congress will want massive cuts to programs that help the poor and middle class.


Trump’s Budget Wars: War on the Poor, and Just Plain War

If President Trump has shown us anything with this budget, it’s that he will seek to increase military spending, even if he doesn’t know why he’s doing it.


Meet Your Member of Congress this April

Congress is in "recess" from April 7 to April 21, 2017. That means that members of Congress are home in their states or districts -- and they're ready to meet with you.


What if We Took $54 Billion From the Pentagon, Instead?

Trump wants to take $54 billion from human needs and give it to the military. What if we did the reverse?


Trump's Budget Cuts

Today the Trump transition team suggested $10.5 trillion in spending cuts over the next ten years.


Top 6 Federal Budget Moments of 2016

How 2016 changed peace and military spending, climate change, economic inequality and corporate greed.


Thanksgiving: He/She voted the other way. How can I face them?

We’ve been thinking about how to talk about our priorities and how – or whether it’s even possible –to bridge the divides.