“I want to bring the voices of the American people into a budget process and conversation that is too often limited to bureaucrats and politicians.” –Chairman Patty Murray
Welcome to MyBudget, an online platform for members of the public to weigh in as our nation works to tackle our budget and economic challenges.
I feel very strongly that politicians and bureaucrats shouldn’t be making our budget decisions in a vacuum, but that the ideas, stories, values, and priorities of families across the country have a loud voice at the table and a platform to be heard.
So please, use the forms below to tell us what you think. Share your stories about how federal budget decisions have impacted your family, your community, and your job. Let us know what issues we should be focused on. And pass along your ideas for how we can tackle our budget challenges responsibly.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Senator Patty Murray, Chairman
We want to hear from you:
Share your story
Budget decisions aren’t just about numbers and charts—they have real impacts on real people and communities. I come from a family that depended on programs like food stamps and Pell grants while we struggled to get back on our feet after my dad got Multiple Sclerosis and could no longer work. My mom had to find work after spending years staying home to take care of her seven children. These events impact how I view the role of the federal government, but your stories should be heard too so we can help members of Congress understand what’s at stake for the families and communities they represent.
What are your budget priorities?
Budgets are all about setting priorities, and we want to hear about yours. Tell us what federal investments and programs you value in the federal budget (ex: safe roads and bridges, affordable college education, a strong national security, etc.). And let us know if there are programs, policies, or tax loopholes that the federal government spends money on that you think it shouldn’t.
Tell us your ideas
We need to cut spending responsibly, strengthen programs like Medicare so they will be there for the next generation, and raise revenue in a fair way from those who can afford it most. There are a lot of ideas out there about how we can accomplish these goals—but as we work to write a budget resolution and tackle our budget challenges, I want to hear what you think.