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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

The COVID Deal is a Welcome Stopgap. Congressional Progressives Aim for Much More in 2021.

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The Progressive Caucus has unveiled a legislative agenda designed to meet the scale of the pandemic catastrophe and reduce our vulnerability to future crises.

U.S. Billionaire Wealth Surges Past $1 Trillion Since Start of Pandemic — Total Grows to $4 Trillion

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Billionaire's wealth growth since March is more than the $908 billion pandemic relief package proposed by a bipartisan group of members of Congres—which has been stalled over Republican concerns that it is too costly.

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Recent Publications

Poor People’s Campaign State Fact Sheets

Ashik Siddique

Learn more about the interlocking evils of systemic racism, poverty, militarism/the war economy, ecological devastation, and the distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism in your state!

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.

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