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Federal Budget Process

In recent years the president has submitted his budget late, the House and Senate have passed only a few – if any – of the 12 appropriations bills, and Congress has relied on continuing resolutions and omnibus spending bills to keep the government going.

Blog Posts

Trump's FY2020 Budget Request Bloats Militarized Spending—and Slashes Actual Human Needs

Lindsay Koshgarian, Ashik Siddique |

At long last, President Trump released his third presidential budget request today, after a month-long delay due to the government shutdown. And it’s a doozy.

Tell Congress to Use Their Power: No National Emergency at the Border

Lindsay Koshgarian |

The president will declare a national emergency in order to commandeer federal funds to build his wall, according to reports today.

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Recent Publications

Nine Things To Buy Instead of a Border Wall - Graphics

Ashik Siddique

We're in the longest government shutdown in American history, all because of a political standoff over the border. What could we buy with $5 billion instead of a border wall?

Tax Day 2018

Lindsay Koshgarian

Tax Day is April 17, 2017. Want to know what your taxes pay for, and who pays what?

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