Budget Matters Blog

Category: Budget Process


A Trump Budget?

Budgets are moral documents, and the new president’s budget will reveal so much. 


Open Community Forum this Friday

Please mark your calendars and join us for an engaging discussion on the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead.


The C Word: Not One Presidential Debate Included a Climate Question

The biggest threat to life as we know it received one fewer question than Trump’s tweets or Clinton’s “look.”


Justice Department Announces End to Private Federal Prisons

Our pattern of mass incarceration is a choice we've made, and we can change those choices


Will Congress use the budget to pass these damaging campaign finance rules?

As if Citizens United weren’t enough, members of Congress are using the federal budget process to open the doors to more money in politics.


Tell Senator McCain: No $18 Billion Bonus for the Pentagon

The Senate begins debating amendments to the NDAA this week. Learn how you can weigh in on one in particular. 


4 Things Congress Has Been Doing Instead of Passing a Budget Resolution

What's Congress been doing instead of passing a budget resolution? We name 4 things.


We’re in Federal Budget Limbo

This is why we can’t have nice things: last week, lawmakers in Congress missed a huge budget deadline.


Competing Visions: Our Budget, Our Priorities

We've just released our analysis of federal budget proposals. Trust us - you're going to want to see this. 


What’s Going on With the Federal Budget?

We've seen some budget proposals for FY 2017, but what's next in Congress?