Budget Matters Blog

Category: Military & Security


Is the Federal Budget Racist? The Movement for Black Lives and the Federal Budget

Make no mistake: budgets are moral documents.


#SafetyIs an End to Mass Incarceration: Join Us for National Night Out for Safety and Liberation #NOSL16

This year, we’ll spend $7.5 billion to send Americans to federal prisons. This is not what safety looks like.


Congress Votes on 2017 Pentagon Spending: The Good, Bad and Ugly

Over the past 10 days, both the House and Senate have held a series of votes on Pentagon spending. 


Tell Senator McCain: No $18 Billion Bonus for the Pentagon

The Senate begins debating amendments to the NDAA this week. Learn how you can weigh in on one in particular. 


Hiroshima and the Hope President: Ask President Obama to Lead Us Toward a Nuclear Free World

Ask President Obama to lead the way to a nuclear-free world.


3 Alarming NDAA Provisions You Should Know About

House lawmakers passed the NDAA last week with so many controversial provisions, the president has already issued a veto threat. 


Pentagon Spending is Out of Control

The Pentagon's budget should be better - not bigger. 


Federal Contractor Spotlight: Lockheed Martin and the F-35

If you’re a defense contractor, terrorism means business, and business is good.


Senator McCain is Right: No Secrecy for Northrop Grumman on B-21

Senator John McCain has had enough of government secrecy and bloated Pentagon projects.


Happy Earth Day, Earth: Sorry We Were Too Cheap to Get You Anything

On this Earth Day in 2016, we’re collectively still shrugging our shoulders at this threat that most of us recognize.