Budget Matters Blog

Entries By Jo Comerford


Farewell, Mattea

NPP says goodbye to Research Director Mattea Kramer.


National Priorities Project Reacts to President's Fiscal Year 2015 Budget

President Obama today released his $3.9 trillion fiscal 2015 budget proposal, a plan that includes new manufacturing institutes, job training, and the president’s signature initiative of universal pre-kindergarten education. Here are the highlgihts of what the budget contains.


Wow! National Priorities Project nominated for 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.

National Priorities Project has been nominated for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize by the International Peace Bureau.


What You Want in President Obama's State of the Union

By e-mail and social media, we asked you to weigh in about what you think the president should cover during his speech – about what actions he should take in the coming year. Here's what you said.


How the Federal Budget Becomes Law

The federal budget process, explained in one graphic.


A Vision for 2014

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.


Budget Conference Committee Faces Wide Gap in Priorities Before Dec 13 Deadline

With a task of paramount importance ahead of them, the Budget Conference Committee has limited time to reach agreement on a budget and avoid another shutdown.


30 Years of Taking Back the Federal Budget

On October 18, NPP celebrated our 30th anniversary with an event honoring keynote speakers Ai-jen Poo, Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, and Barney Frank, as well as Democracy Champions from around the country.


Government Shutdown: Dear Congress

NPP is working with partner organizations to send a letter to our lawmakers in Washington, D.C. Dear Congress: it's time for Congress to return to the regular appropriations process and ensure that people have a voice in how their tax dollars are spent.


Operation Secret Loopholes

As Congress tackles the 2014 budget, tax reform is happening in secret.