National Priorities Project
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Congress leaves some unfinished budget business as it heads out for the holidays.
One of the most indefensible components of the federal budget is the continuing expenditure of tens of billions of dollars a year to maintain and upgrade nuclear weapons.
The deal's been done, but the U.S. is still a few steps away from having a budget. What's next?
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?
There's just four days left before Congress sails past their self-imposed budget deadline -- again. Here are our top seven reasons why you should take 5 minutes right now to stop them.
The Open Government National Action Plan 2.0 is a good starting point for addressing the gaps in federal spending transparency, but much work remains.
Remember the outrageous 16-day government shutdown? Congress ended it by establishing deadlines for passing a budget, and the first of those deadlines is fast approaching.
Health care. Jobs. Social Security. Taxes. War. If you're like the majority of Americans, these things matter to you. Congress has only 10 days left to deliver a budget proposal that will decide the future of Medicaid, Food Stamps, Head Start, Social Security, corporate tax breaks, and much more.
When discussions around federal spending turn to trade-offs and long-term projections, the stakes are highest for the Millennial generation and those who are still in the K-12 education system.