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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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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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Reports & Toolkits | The High Price of Tax Loopholes

August 20, 2013

Americans for Tax Fairness and the National Women's Law Center co-authored a report outlining the high price of tax loopholes. The choice is clear: more tax cuts for the rich and big corporations, or more service cuts that hurt average Americans and fewer investments that offer opportunities for a better future.

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More Resources

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

Resource Page | The President's FY 2016 Budget

February 02, 2015

Fact Sheet | Public Programs Lift Millions of Women and Children Out of Poverty

November 04, 2014

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