Dozens of foreign service officers working abroad have died in the line of duty, yet the House of Representatives repeatedly cut funding for the most basic security measures.
Children from military families are among the first victims of conservative-backed cuts in domestic spending.
Scott Lilly assesses Rep. Connie Mack’s “Penny Plan” and determines that it won’t do much to help the country or protect us from severe budget cuts.
Report Scott Lilly and Eleanor Hill interview budget policy staff to get inside perspectives on the federal government's budgeting process.
Interactive Sophie Feldman and Melissa Boteach demonstrate the bipartisan achievements of deficit reduction and poverty reduction between 1985 and 1997 in a telling timeline.
Donna Cooper outlines CAP's plan for balancing the budget, growing the economy, and cutting poverty.
Scott Lilly responds to criticisms of his “Oops, I Lost the Airport” report on the consequences of a 9 percent budget cut at the Federal Aviation Administration.
Scott Lilly argues that soon-to-be-triggered congressionally mandated spending cuts will close dozens of airports, cost thousands of jobs, and hamper air travel for millions of people.
Interactive This interactive map and infographic show the airports expected to be shut down or adversely affected by soon-to-be-triggered automatic budget cuts.
These federal grants provide enormous benefits to millions but face severe budget cuts in coming years, write Kristina Costa and Timothy Warfield, who suggest focusing on outcomes to demonstrate their effectiveness.
Jitinder Kohli weighs in on the potential of a recent Office of Management and Budget memorandum to spur agencies to focus on evidence and research in budgeting decisions.
Scott Lilly explains why the $109 billion in automatic, across-the-board budget cuts scheduled for January are already eroding the prospects of economic recovery.
Michael Linden points out the many flaws in Washington Post columnist Robert J. Samuelson’s argument that the wealthy don’t hold sway over federal policy.
Melissa Boteach demonstrates the trade offs House leadership is willing to make to help the best off at the expense of America’s most vulnerable children.