Budget Matters Blog

Category: Debt & Deficit

The Ceiling is Raised, and the Real Work Can Begin

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.

NPP's Work: Spotlight on Debt & Deficit

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.

The President's Budget in Pictures

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.

How Would You Spend $3.9 Trillion?

Here are the five things you absolutely need to know about President Obama's proposal to spend $3.9 trillion in 2015

National Priorities Project Reacts to President's Fiscal Year 2015 Budget

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.

Congress Passes Clean Debt Ceiling Bill

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. 

Three Dangerous Myths About the Debt Ceiling. Again.

Will lawmakers act in time to avoid the dangerous debt ceiling limit?

Debt Ceiling Deadline 2014

A few glimmers of hope came from Washington in recent months. Lawmakers agreed on a bipartisan budget resolution. 

A Vision for 2014

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.

No Deal Yet? End the Shutdown and Raise the Debt Ceiling

We are now 15 days into the government shutdown, and just two days away from the debt ceiling deadline. Together, we must demand better.