Report Lawmakers must avoid sequestration for both defense and domestic programs, and new revenue is a necessary element of any associated deficit reduction.
Carmel Martin, Executive Vice President for Policy at the Center for American Progress, submitted testimony to the House Budget Committee for its hearing on the first principles of congressional budgeting.
This month, NASA’s New Horizons probe will become the first spacecraft to reach Pluto, helping the United States retain its lead in the exploration of our solar system.
Senate highway authorization fails to make needed reforms to reduce congestion, improve overall system performance, or direct federal funds flow to projects that will provide the greatest return on investment.
New long-term Medicare spending projections from the Congressional Budget Office are dramatically lower than similar projections from 2005.
Cutting funding for the legislative branch makes Congress less competent and more reliant on special interests.
The House transportation appropriations bill would roll back essential safety regulations and cut core infrastructure programs, harming America’s competitiveness and mobility.
Although it may reduce multinational corporations’ incentive to engage in profit shifting, the patent box acts more like a budget sieve than as true tax reform.
Federal spending has fallen well below the levels that the Bowles-Simpson commission recommended, but revenues have fallen as well.
House Republicans are proposing a massive tax giveaway to millionaire estates while cutting nutrition assistance that would cost the economy hundreds of thousands of jobs.
Some congressional leaders are still advancing policies that threaten to exclude low-income families and people of color from the social safety net.
Congressional leaders are trying to improve how they talk about inequality, stagnant wages, and middle-class economic insecurity, but their budgets still only advance the interests of those at the very top.
House and Senate budgets will be a test of how serious majority leaders are about boosting opportunity and expanding the middle class.
If Republican leaders in Congress are serious about fiscal responsibility, their 2016 federal budget proposal will include funds to cut carbon pollution and strengthen the nation’s resilience to climate change.
In a never-ending quest to shrink government, conservatives continue to advance specious arguments that are harmful to federal funding for public transportation.