Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
Rather than restoring the status quo, we have the opportunity to forge a different path that invests in real security for Americans.
The Federal Reserve just injected $1.5 trillion into the banking system to prop up crashing markets spooked by the coronavirus pandemic. Don’t let anyone ever tell you that our government can’t afford to provide nice — and necessary — things for all of us.
As fears grow of a global coronavirus pandemic, the United States is in a poor situation to cope. Aggressive messaging from the White House assures the public that the "full weight of the U.S. government" is working to keep Americans safe from the disease, but those words are belied by...
After rounding out the hottest decade on record, the federal government continues to operate in complete denial of the climate crisis. The Trump administration’s fourth budget proposal, released Monday, postures as if its spending priorities counter the next decade’s emerging threats, without a single mention of climate change.
President Trump released his fourth budget proposal this week, and the priorities are crystal clear. Across the board, the 2021 budget request prioritizes brute force and militarization over humanitarian and diplomatic solutions. While militarized agencies rate spending increases, just about every non-militarized department is on the chopping block.
The president's 2021 budget proposal, delivered today, would put 55% of the $1.3 trillion discretionary budget toward the military.
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In July, lawmakers voted along bipartisan lines to pass a budget deal (now also Trump-approved) that will fund the federal government for the next two years, and help the United States avoid a potentially catastrophic default on its debt for the same period. But the deal didn’t come cheap: it came at the price of an astoundingly high, $738 billion military budget.
On Friday the House of Representatives voted 220-197 to approve a military budget of $733 billion through the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
This year's military spending is shaping up to be sky-high—the Senate's NDAA bill just approved the President's topline Pentagon budget of $750 billion for Fiscal Year 2020.