Budget Matters Blog

Category: Social Insurance, Earned Benefits, & Safety Net


Meet Your Member of Congress this April

Congress is in "recess" from April 7 to April 21, 2017. That means that members of Congress are home in their states or districts -- and they're ready to meet with you.


Trump's Budget Cuts

Today the Trump transition team suggested $10.5 trillion in spending cuts over the next ten years.


Open Community Forum this Friday

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


#SafetyIs an End to Mass Incarceration: Join Us for National Night Out for Safety and Liberation #NOSL16

This year, we’ll spend $7.5 billion to send Americans to federal prisons. This is not what safety looks like.


Senate to vote on PROMESA. But is this the way to help Puerto Rico?

Puerto Rico is in crisis. What should the U.S. federal government do about it?


Minimum Wage at $4.25 per hour?! This is not the help Puerto Rico needs.

Dear Congress: weren’t you involved in the making of this crisis?


Balanced Budget Amendment: Three Reasons It’s A Colossally Bad Idea

A balanced budget amendment was, is, and will remain a really, really bad idea.


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. 


Webinar: 2017 Budget Proposals vs Americans' Priorities

In an upcoming webinar, we'll explain the differences between major budget proposals and share information about how you can influence the budget to shift our nation’s priorities.


Super Tuesday: Federal Funding in Twelve States

Super Tuesday is here. Twelve states will vote in the 2016 presidential primary.