Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
By presenting a bill to raise the government’s borrowing limit until March 2015 with no strings attached, Speaker Boehner finally admitted that the country’s bills must be paid on time.
Last month we re-launched a major portion of our website, organizing our federal budget research content into eight issue areas. This week, we bring you key highlights on federal education spending.
Today we released The President's 2015 Budget in Pictures, a series of colorful charts telling the story of the priorities in the president's budget.
Here are the five things you absolutely need to know about President Obama's proposal to spend $3.9 trillion in 2015
Posted: | Budget Process, Debt & Deficit, Education, Health Care, Military & Security, Social Insurance, Earned Benefits, & Safety Net, Taxes & Revenue, Transparency & Data
President Obama today released his $3.9 trillion fiscal 2015 budget proposal, a plan that includes new manufacturing institutes, job training, and the president’s signature initiative of universal pre-kindergarten education. Here are the highlgihts of what the budget contains.
The battle to pass a debt ceiling suspension bill is finally over. Earlier this week, lawmakers in the House of Representatives passed a suspension of the debt ceiling until March 15, 2015. Yesterday, after a dramatic vote to end debate on the bill, Senate leaders voted 55-43 to pass the House version of the debt ceiling suspension.
Will lawmakers act in time to avoid the dangerous debt ceiling limit?
A few glimmers of hope came from Washington in recent months. Lawmakers agreed on a bipartisan budget resolution.
Congress managed to squeeze through a budget deal just before its Dec. 13 deadline, narrowly avoiding another crisis. Yet there is still a long way to go. January is sure to be action-packed.
We are now 15 days into the government shutdown, and just two days away from the debt ceiling deadline. Together, we must demand better.