Budget Matters Blog

Category: Social Insurance, Earned Benefits, & Safety Net


House GOP Budget Calls for Drastic Cuts to Domestic Programs

This week the House majority released their budget blueprint for fiscal year 2019, which begins October 1.


Tax Reform This Bad Only Comes Along Once in a Generation

Possibly the single worst thing about it is the cynical way that its supporters want to use it to create an excuse to gut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. 


Senate Steps Closer to Tax Cuts for the Very Rich

It's easy to see what comes next: claiming pressure from the deepening debt that they themselves created, members of Congress will want massive cuts to programs that help the poor and middle class.


Trump’s Budget Wars: War on the Poor, and Just Plain War

If President Trump has shown us anything with this budget, it’s that he will seek to increase military spending, even if he doesn’t know why he’s doing it.


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?