Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
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.
By raising taxes on the wealthy and redirecting other public resources, we can meet everyone’s needs and strengthen our economy.
With the Afghanistan War finally ending, we shouldn’t squander our “peace dividend” on costly weapons or military bloat.
Over 20 years, the U.S. has spent more than $21 trillion on militarization, surveillance, and repression — all in the name of security. These investments have shown us that the U.S. has the capacity and political will to invest in our biggest priorities.
The president's request calls for $753 billion for the Pentagon and nuclear weapons, plus another $12 billion in foreign military aid.