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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.

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Trump's 2021 budget keeps ignoring the climate crisis

Lorah Steichen |

After rounding out the hottest decade on record, the federal government continues to operate in complete denial of the climate crisis. The Trump administration’s fourth budget proposal, released Monday, postures as if its spending priorities counter the next decade’s emerging threats, without a single mention of climate change.  

Trump's 2021 budget cuts all federal agencies—except militarized ones

Ashik Siddique |

President Trump released his fourth budget proposal this week, and the priorities are crystal clear. Across the board, the 2021 budget request prioritizes brute force and militarization over humanitarian and diplomatic solutions. While militarized agencies rate spending increases, just about every non-militarized department is on the chopping block.

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President Trump's 2021 Budget Prioritizes the Pentagon

Lindsay Koshgarian

President Trump released his fourth budget proposal today, and the priorities are crystal clear. Just four agencies rate spending increases in the Trump 2021 budget: the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Treasury Department. From Agriculture to Education, and from Commerce to State, every other federal agency would face cuts under the president’s proposal. Across the board, the Trump budget prioritizes brute force and military solutions over humanitarian and diplomatic ones.

Poor People's Moral Budget: Everybody Has the Right to Live

Ashik Siddique

In the seven sections of the Moral Budget, we look at policies and investments for seven critical areas of the Poor People’s Moral Agenda.

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