Budget Matters Blog

Congress Approves Deal to Reopen Government, Raise Debt Ceiling

After more than two weeks of the government shutdown, Congress approved a deal to fund the government through Jan. 15 and raise the debt ceiling through Feb. 7.

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.

Three Dangerous Myths About the Debt Ceiling

Why should you care about the debt limit? Here's a look at some of the debt ceiling myths making the rounds and what you can do about it.

Congress Returns to Syria, Potential Shutdowns, and Dysfunction

Congress returns from August recess this week, and they face a busy fall. In addition to a vote on Syria, there are two looming issues that could result in a government shutdown if they’re not resolved in the next few weeks. No Federal Budget U.S. fiscal year 2013 will end ...

Recess is Over. Now, About That Budget and Debt Ceiling...

Congress returns to Washington next week, and they have a lot of work to get done. Use our fact sheets to brush up on the issues.

Extra Cash Pushes Debt Ceiling Deadline to September

A better-than-expected cash flow at the U.S. Treasury has turned May 18 into just any old day.

The SOTU Demands a Better Budget

Our nation is operating on a temporary budget and a temporary debt-ceiling suspension with indiscriminate budget cuts threatening critical investments ranging from education to food safety. The State of the Union address failed to acknowledge how far we are from resolving our fiscal challenges in a manner worthy of the dreams and aspirations held by the people of our nation.

Fiscal Cliff II: It’s Baaaaaaack

Actually, the fiscal cliff never left. If you thought we solved the fiscal cliff with the deal back in January (or even the more recent debt ceiling deal), you’re mistaken.

The State of the Union is Government by Crisis

The State of the Union is usually a speech about a vision – not only for the twelve months ahead, but for years to come. This year is different.

Avoiding the Next Fiscal Cliff: The Debt Ceiling

Good news came at the end of last week, and it's something that will affect you and your neighborhood. Speaker of the House John Boehner said the House would vote on a three-month increase to the debt ceiling in order to give lawmakers time to pass a more comprehensive budget deal.