Budget Matters Blog

Category: Military & Security


Open Community Forum this Friday

Please mark your calendars and join us for an engaging discussion on the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead.


Justice Department Announces End to Private Federal Prisons

Our pattern of mass incarceration is a choice we've made, and we can change those choices


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.