Budget Matters Blog

Category: Budget Process


Will the President Sign the New NDAA?

Yesterday afternoon Congress sent the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to the president. Again. 


What Do You Want to Hear in the Republican Debate?

The presidential candidates will discuss their priorities for the nation – but will they reflect what’s important to you and your family, your community?


Take Our Poll: Obama Signs Budget Deal. Would you?

If you were President Obama, would you sign this budget deal?


What if We Spent the Pentagon’s 2016 Slush Fund Differently?

The budget deal provides $59 billion to the Pentagon's slush fund in 2016. What if we chose to spend that differently?


President Vetoes National Defense Authorization Act

For the last 50+ years, the NDAA has enjoyed bipartisan support - yesterday, it was vetoed by the president. 


Congress Sends National Defense Authorization Act to President

Yesterday, in a 70-27 vote, lawmakers in the Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act, which lays out how the Pentagon might spend its 2016 $612 billion budget.


Congress Narrowly Averts Shutdown

Just seven hours before federal agencies ran out of money, Congress passed a continuing resolution that temporarily funds the government until December 11.


Pink Out for Planned Parenthood: Who wants a government shutdown?

Seven in ten Americans are against shutting down the federal government over Planned Parenthood funding. 


One in Five American Children In Poverty: How did we get here?

Here are a few of the ways that federal tax and budget policy contribute to economic inequality.


Federal Budget Players Spotlight: Mike Enzi

NPP spotlights major players in the federal budget process. This week: Mike Enzi.Photo