Budget Matters Blog


The COVID Deal is a Welcome Stopgap. Congressional Progressives Aim for Much More in 2021.

The Progressive Caucus has unveiled a legislative agenda designed to meet the scale of the pandemic catastrophe and reduce our vulnerability to future crises.


The U.S. Needs COVID Relief and Renewable Energy, Not a Space Force


U.S. Billionaire Wealth Surges Past $1 Trillion Since Start of Pandemic — Total Grows to $4 Trillion

Billionaire's wealth growth since March is more than the $908 billion pandemic relief package proposed by a bipartisan group of members of Congres—which has been stalled over Republican concerns that it is too costly.


‘Building Back Better’ Should Be a Global Challenge

U.S. economic recovery efforts will not succeed if the global economy remains weak and serves only a small rich minority.


With the Election Over, Congress Must Remember the Rest of the World

Even a lame-duck Congress must remember their actions have global consequences too.


After Boosting Low-Income Voter Turnout, Poor People’s Campaign Mobilizes for Covid Relief

People did not turn out in record numbers in the midst of a pandemic to vote for a return to normal. They want policy change based on a moral agenda.


Muzzling Dissent: How Militarized Police & Fossil Fuel Corporations Are Criminalizing Protest

A new Institute for Policy Studies report exposes the troubling link between new laws criminalizing protesters and the fossil fuel industry’s deep influence over elected officials. 


As Historic Nuclear Ban Enters into Force, It’s Time for the US to Help Put an End to the Nuclear Age

The world is banning nuclear weapons. The U.S. needs to get on board.


Overhauling U.S Foreign Policy: The Bitter Fights Ahead

After Election Day, we can’t just go back to the status quo. On foreign policy especially, movements need to be ready to push a new administration hard.


Indigenous Peoples Day and the Years of Repair

The Years of Repair shows how we can transform moments of urgent global crisis into catalysts for demanding and achieving a restorative, progressive vision for the future.