Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
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.
Yesterday evening in a vote of 64 to 36, the Senate passed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013.
In 2011, Emily was 20 years old and living in a homeless shelter.
Congress leaves some unfinished budget business as it heads out for the holidays.
Senate Budget Chair Patty Murray, and her House counterpart Rep. Paul Ryan, yesterday reached a deal determining federal spending for the next two years. But who won and who lost?
The food stamps program (SNAP) continues to grow, even as the employment picture improves. Time for more SNAP cuts?
At the beginning of November, more than 47 million low-income Americans saw their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits reduced.
The government shutdown allowed us to glimpse our lawmakers' values, and what we saw was ugly.
What's happening in Congress right now could alter this nation for years to come. NPP's new, easy-to-use fact sheets will help you understand contentious issues like taxes and Obamacare so you can decide for yourself and make your voice heard while lawmakers are close do home during the August recess.
When lawmakers in the House passed an agriculture bill last week that effectively eliminated funding for the food stamp program, they were pulling nutrition assistance from millions of at-risk families.