Congress is set to approve of a budget for the first time in years. While this is progress, it is still a far cry from the bipartisan and comprehensive fiscal plan the country needs.
Over the past few months, we have worked with voters in Iowa and New Hampshire to ensure addressing the national debt is a priority in the 2016 presidential campaign. This weekend, op-eds were published in both states calling for voters to get involved and help make the national debt a top issue.
The United States finds itself in a historically large debt hole. However, instead of working together to patch it, policymakers in Washington are joining hand-in-hand to dig the hole even deeper.
Leaders in Congress continue to talk about balancing the budget, but are increasing deficits at the same time. Legislation repealing the estate tax is the latest example.
The next step towards adopting a federal budget for the coming fiscal year kicked off on Monday with the first formal meeting of negotiators. We have everything you need to know about what that means.