Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
The president’s budget request, which is legally due on the first Monday in February, will be late this year as a direct result of the government shutdown.
While the Trump administration fixates on a militarized non-solution to the non-crisis at the border, the real crisis is staring us in the face: accelerating climate change. And demilitarizing the U.S. budget is part of any real climate solution.
It’s time to end this shutdown once and for all, and it’s time to end the fiction that Americans want or need a wall at our border.
It’s day 33 of the shutdown. An announcement Wednesday by House Democrats offered yet another possible solution to the ongoing government shutdown battle over the president’s demand for $5 billion for a border wall.
Congress has the power to make things right, but it would take a bipartisan stand against the president.
What would it look like if a president proposed spending just $5.7 billion out of the whole $1 trillion budget to solve a few real crises: health insurance, climate change, retirement savings, and student debt?
If anyone wins, let’s hope it’s the majority of Americans who want nothing to do with border walls or shutdowns.
As of midnight on Friday, major parts of the U.S. government are closed.
Congress gave themselves a deadline of Friday, December 21 to pass legislation funding roughly one quarter of the federal government for the rest of the 2019 fiscal year.
The president would like to increase military spending from its current $716 billion to a cool $750 billion.