How Congress will attempt the biggest expansion of U.S. social programs since FDR | Analysis

BY: and - August 15, 2021

Here's what happened last week, what the bills would do if they become law, and what we know about what will happen next.


Threading the $3.5T budget needle | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - August 14, 2021

Democrats won with infrastructure. Can they pull off the same trick with President Joe Biden's $3.5 trillion budget resolution?

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Childcare, immigration, schools and more: 6 ways the Biden Budget helps American children | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - June 7, 2021

The White House's budget plan includes $5 trillion in new spending. Here's how America's kids would benefit, according to one analysis.

How Biden’s budget aims to fight climate change, promote conservation, aid Native Americans | Analysis

BY: - April 10, 2021

The recommendations for increased spending on conservation and climate goals are a dramatic turnaround following four years of cutbacks during the Trump administration.

Biden pitches big boosts in education and health spending in budget request

BY: - April 9, 2021

The president’s $1.5 trillion request seeks to spend $769 billion on discretionary programs not related to defense — a 16% increase over the current fiscal year. The proposal is in sharp contrast to Trump administration budget requests during the past four years that sought to scale back the size of most domestic programs.


In Washington, pork is power. That’s why earmarks are making a comeback | Frank DeFilippo

BY: - March 4, 2021

Earmarks benefit constituents and communities as well as their sponsors.


Talk is Cheap: How Trump’s Budget forgot about human capital | Madeleine Dean

BY: - March 8, 2020

The choice is clear: We must elevate growth by investing in human capital and infrastructure — guaranteeing a smarter workforce and stronger economy.

Trump budget would take millions away from disabled Americans, former Pa. Gov. Tom Ridge writes.

BY: - April 17, 2019

In a New York Times op-Ed, the former Pennsylvania governor called on the Trump administration to restore all the funding it’s proposed to cut for disability programs.