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The federal budget reflects spending and revenue choices that affect all Americans. Each year, the President submits a budget that reflects the Administration's priorities. Congress works on its own budget blueprint. While the wealthiest individuals and corporations have benefited for years from tax cuts and tax loopholes, investments vital to women and their families have been shortchanged in the name of deficit reduction. We're working for a fair budget that raises the revenue needed to meet our shared priorities and expand opportunity for all.

Highlights

Resource Page | The President's FY 2016 Budget

February 2, 2015

 President Obama's Fiscal Year 2016 budget provides a detailed blueprint of the Administrations priorities and sets the stage for this year's critical debates about spending and tax policies. NWLC analyzes the President's budget each year to determine how it would impact specific programs and tax policies that are especially important to women and their families.

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Issue Briefs | President Obama's Fiscal Year 2016 Budget: Investing in Women and Their Families

March 23, 2015

After years of stagnant wages, budget cuts, and growing inequality, President Obama's budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, released February 2, 2015, recognizes the need for new investments and approaches to enable more Americans to share in the nation's growing prosperity. It proposes a number of major initiatives that would expand opportunity and increase economic security for women and their families and strengthen the economy for all.

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Fact Sheet | The Ryan House Budget FY 2015: Slashes Vital Programs for Women and Families, Gives Trillions in Tax Cuts to Millionaires and Corporations

April 18, 2014

The budget for Fiscal Year 2015 introduced by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), like his Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 and 2013 budgets, proposes deep funding cuts that would devastate programs especially important to women and their families: Medicaid, Medicare, the Affordable Care Act, child care, education, SNAP, and much more.

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Fact Sheet | The Winter 2013-2014 Fiscal Fights: High Stakes for Women and Families

December 5, 2013

In October 2013, following a costly 16-day federal government shutdown, Congress reached an agreement to fund the government for the first few months of fiscal year (FY) 2014 and temporarily suspend the debt ceiling  but new deadlines are quickly approaching. 

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More Resources

Issue Briefs | President Obama's Fiscal Year 2016 Budget: Investing in Women and Their Families

March 23, 2015

Fact Sheet | President Obama’s FY 2016 Budget: Promoting Workplace Opportunities and Fairness

March 23, 2015

Fact Sheet | President Obama’s FY 2016 Budget: Revenues

March 23, 2015

Fact Sheet | President Obama’s FY 2016 Budget: Early Learning Proposals

February 20, 2015

Issue Briefs | Cutting Programs for Low-Income People Especially Hurts Women and Their Families

February 05, 2015