Budget Matters Blog

Category: Military & Security


The War in Afghanistan Just Might End Someday: Senate Votes on Authorization to Use Military Force

Today's Senate vote to require new congressional authorization for ongoing wars may have failed - but it still represents progress.


Dear President Trump. "Fire and Fury:" Never Again

The president's deeply disturbing tendency to glorify war has no place in determining our country's use of nuclear weapons. 


What are you looking at? Congress' Military Spending Grab

Proposals for U.S. military spending are starkly different. See how they stack up.


Trump’s Budget Wars: War on the Poor, and Just Plain War

If President Trump has shown us anything with this budget, it’s that he will seek to increase military spending, even if he doesn’t know why he’s doing it.


Tax Day 2017: Taxes and All the Feels

Taxes are like membership dues.  We pay them to fund our priorities – the services and programs we care about – and they are also an investment in our country’s future.


Meet Your Member of Congress this April

Congress is in "recess" from April 7 to April 21, 2017. That means that members of Congress are home in their states or districts -- and they're ready to meet with you.


What if We Took $54 Billion From the Pentagon, Instead?

Trump wants to take $54 billion from human needs and give it to the military. What if we did the reverse?


President Trump’s $54 Billion Pentagon Budget Grab

The United States already spends more on its military than the next seven countries combined.


Six Things You Could Buy Instead of a Border Wall

A leaked Department of Homeland Security internal report recently put the cost of President Trump's border wall at $21.6 billion.


Tell Congress: No to Bannon on the National Security Council

Trump’s decision to give Bannon a vote on the National Security Council is a dangerous one.