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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.

Blog Posts

The Bipartisan $738 Billion Military Budget Deal

Lindsay Koshgarian |

In July, lawmakers voted along bipartisan lines to pass a budget deal (now also Trump-approved) that will fund the federal government for the next two years, and help the United States avoid a potentially catastrophic default on its debt for the same period. But the deal didn’t come cheap: it came at the price of an astoundingly high, $738 billion military budget.

Ten Good Things About the House’s (Too-Big) Military Budget

Lindsay Koshgarian |

On Friday the House of Representatives voted 220-197 to approve a military budget of $733 billion through the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

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Recent Publications

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.

Tax Day 2019

Ashik Siddique

Tax Day is April 15, 2019. Want to know what your taxes pay for, and who pays what?

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