Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
Yesterday afternoon Congress sent the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to the president. Again.
What does it say that we spend more on the Pentagon and its fancy war toys than we do on our troops and our veterans?
The presidential candidates will discuss their priorities for the nation – but will they reflect what’s important to you and your family, your community?
Hidden within the surprise budget deal unveiled on Tuesday is a major windfall for the Pentagon: the inclusion of a $59 billion slush fund that will bring total Pentagon spending over the $600 billion mark in 2016.
The budget deal provides $59 billion to the Pentagon's slush fund in 2016. What if we chose to spend that differently?
For the last 50+ years, the NDAA has enjoyed bipartisan support - yesterday, it was vetoed by the president.
The president announcing that he will not withdraw troops from Afghanistan by the end of next year is a devastating blow.
Yesterday, in a 70-27 vote, lawmakers in the Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act, which lays out how the Pentagon might spend its 2016 $612 billion budget.
Just seven hours before federal agencies ran out of money, Congress passed a continuing resolution that temporarily funds the government until December 11.
As of last week, the deal is officially in effect as lawmakers have lost their opportunity to block implementation of the plan. WHat happens next?