Budget Matters Blog

Category: Budget Process


President Obama's Last State of the Union: A look back

Today President Obama will give his final State of the Union address. A look back at seven years of president's budgets and our predictions about what you'll hear tonight.


New Year, New Budget?

As Speaker of the House, Rep. Ryan now holds the most influential position in the House of Representatives.  How will this affect the budget process in 2016?


Three New Year’s Resolutions for 2016

It might take more than one year to get there, but here’s where we need to head in 2016.


We Set 3 Resolutions for Congress in 2015. Here’s How They Did

We’re all familiar with making New Year’s resolutions and not keeping them.


Top 5 Federal Budget Issues in 2016

2015 was chock full of defining moments. Looking ahead, here are five things you can expect to make big news in 2016.


Omnibus and Tax Package Defeat “Poison Pill” Riders, Lay Out Spending for Pentagon and Domestic Programs

This week, members of Congress announced a final deal on a federal budget for fiscal year 2016. This counts as a serious win.


5 Crazy Policy Riders That Could Bust the Budget Deal

The battle for this year’s budget is going strong, with a series of dangerous – and extreme – policy “riders” under consideration.


Bipartisan Highway Bill Should Raise Gas Tax

The 5-year highway bill revives the Export-Import bank and fails to raise the gas tax. 


Giving Tuesday 2015: We Don't Buy It!

It's Giving Tuesday! Make a contribution to NPP today to help us fight for a federal budget that reflects the values and needs of all Americans! 


Money in Politics and Climate Change: Your Top Issues for the Republican Debate

You told us you wanted to hear about climate change and money in politics in the GOP debate. Did you get your wish?