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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

Don't Go Small on Infrastructure

Shailly Gupta-Barnes |

By raising taxes on the wealthy and redirecting other public resources, we can meet everyone’s needs and strengthen our economy.

Biden's Unconscionable Military Budget

Lindsay Koshgarian |

With the Afghanistan War finally ending, we shouldn’t squander our “peace dividend” on costly weapons or military bloat.

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Recent Publications

State of Insecurity: The Cost of Militarization Since 9/11

Ashik Siddique

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. 

President Biden's FY 2022 Budget Request

Lindsay Koshgarian

The president's request calls for $753 billion for the Pentagon and nuclear weapons, plus another $12 billion in foreign military aid.

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