Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
It’s time to end this shutdown once and for all, and it’s time to end the fiction that Americans want or need a wall at our border.
It’s day 33 of the shutdown. An announcement Wednesday by House Democrats offered yet another possible solution to the ongoing government shutdown battle over the president’s demand for $5 billion for a border wall.
Congress has the power to make things right, but it would take a bipartisan stand against the president.
What would it look like if a president proposed spending just $5.7 billion out of the whole $1 trillion budget to solve a few real crises: health insurance, climate change, retirement savings, and student debt?
If anyone wins, let’s hope it’s the majority of Americans who want nothing to do with border walls or shutdowns.
As of midnight on Friday, major parts of the U.S. government are closed.
Congress gave themselves a deadline of Friday, December 21 to pass legislation funding roughly one quarter of the federal government for the rest of the 2019 fiscal year.
The president would like to increase military spending from its current $716 billion to a cool $750 billion.
President Trump has said that he will veto any bill that doesn’t give him the $5 billion he has demanded for his border wall.
The Trump administration’s deployment of military troops at the U.S./Mexico border keeps escalating—unarmed refugees are being tear gassed, and direct costs of the situation are expected to reach $210 million through December.