Budget Matters Blog


We Won't Trade E-Carceration for Detention: Ending Immigrant Incarceration

The Biden administration continues to support increased funding for ICE’s e-carceration and surveillance programs — so-called “Alternatives to Detention.” We must defund all forms of immigrant incarceration.  


It's Almost As If Military Spending Isn't the Key to Peace

U.S. and NATO miltiary spending totaling nearly $1.2 trillion - more than 17 times as much as Russia spent - failed to dissuade Putin's aggression toward Ukraine. The U.S. alone spent 12 times as much as Russia. 


Beyond the Enforcement Paradigm: A Vision for a Transformative Budget for U.S. Immigration

With our partners in the Defund Hate Coalition, we’re pleased to announce the release of the 2023 transformative budget proposal on U.S. immigration.


Tax Day 2022: We Got The Receipts

How does our government actually spend our tax dollars? Around Tax Day, it’s fair to wonder. Most of us never find out. 

But at NPP, we got the receipts. 


Biden FY 2023 Budget Maintains Trump-Era Spending on ICE and CBP

The Biden administration came into office promising to dismantle Trump’s harmful immigration policies. But we have been dismayed to see violent and deadly immigration enforcement policies continue to be funded at obscene levels


The Climate Justice Movement Must Be Anti-War: Notes from Antiwar Organizers

No matter your specific organizational or ideological affiliation, anyone who cares about climate change today ought to understand the critical connections between war, imperialism, and the climate crisis.


As climate change worsens, the United States under-delivers on finance promises to hardest hit countries

On the campaign trail, Joe Biden promised to “lead a major diplomatic push to raise the ambitions of countries’ climate targets.” But the U.S. continues to under-deliver on climate finance as military spending soars.  


It’s Time to Divest from Systems of Harm and Build an Infrastructure of Care

With the passage of the latest budget package Congress crudely showed us their firm and long standing commitment to inequality, corporate greed, and military spending. We won’t stand for it.


Military Aid to Ukraine Balloons — But We Need Diplomacy and Funding for Human Needs

Pentagon budget boosters are using the Russian invasion of Ukraine as an excuse for higher military spending, on top of an already record high military budget.


What's in the FY 2022 budget deal for the military?

The budget deal announced today continues a longstanding trend of overfunding the military and underfunding domestic and human needs, providing $782 billion for the miltiary and only $730 billion for domestic priorities.