Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
Competing funding proposals to deal with the border crisis express vastly different priorities about border security, refugee assistance, and legal representation, echoing the deep divisions about immigration reform overall.
One of the most enduring myths about the federal budget is that a significant portion of it goes overseas in the form of foreign aid. In fact, foreign aid is about one percent of the federal budget.
With elections looming in November, most observers don’t expect Congress to pass a budget before the October 1 deadline.
This Congress is on track to be one of the least productive ever, with a full slate of immediate problems still unaddressed.
How will the United States choose to respond to instability in Iraq, where ISIS is at the center of renewed conflict?
As the flags wave, the fireworks fly, and AAA forecasts that 41 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles from home this Independence Day weekend, a transportation crisis is in the works. The Highway Trust Fund – the federal fund that’s used to repair our highways and bridges – is about to run out of money by the end of the summer.