Budget Matters Blog

Category: Budget Process


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.  


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.


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 US COMPETES with China — At What Cost?

The House passed a sweeping bill to counter China economically, the America COMPETES Act, with $52 billion for fund the production of computer chips. What else could that pay for?


Upend This Damaging Narrative About Spending

Polls say Americans should love the Build Back Better Act — but most are only hearing talking points about its price tag.


U.S. Military Contracts Totaled $3.4 Trillion Over Ten Years

Source: Chart by National Priorities Project, data from USAspending.gov.  As Democrats negotiate the Build Back Better bill from $3.5 trillion (over ten years) down to $1.75 trillion over ten years, priorities like paid leave, free community college, and Medicare expansion for affordable prescriptions, dental, and vision care are all on...

The Hypocrisy of the Federal Spending Debate

Why is it controversial to spend on social programs but not the Pentagon? Or to subsidize the poor but not the rich?

 


NPP Trade-Offs Tool Shows Us Exactly What Resources We Could Invest in When We Divest from ICE & CBP

Congress has the resources to invest in our community.


Don't Go Small on Infrastructure

By raising taxes on the wealthy and redirecting other public resources, we can meet everyone’s needs and strengthen our economy.


Biden's Unconscionable Military Budget

With the Afghanistan War finally ending, we shouldn’t squander our “peace dividend” on costly weapons or military bloat.