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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

Biden's 2022 budget raises military spending past $750 billion

Ashik Siddique |

Today, President Joe Biden unveiled his administration's FY 2022 “skinny budget” request. While not a full breakdown, the “skinny budget” offers a critical glimpse at topline discretionary budget spending and speaks volumes about the administration's priorities. At $753 billion, Biden's requested Pentagon budget increase continues the dangerous and short-sighted path...

Open Letter to the Biden Administration on the Need for a Pandemic Pivot

Guest Blogger |

It’s urgent not to return to the previous status quo. It’s time for creative thinking and bold action.

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Recent Publications

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.

Pouring Money into the Pentagon Can’t Prevent Another Pandemic

Lindsay Koshgarian

At $753 billion, President Biden's requested Pentagon budget increase continues the dangerous and short-sighted path of ballooning military spending set by President Trump, and fails to recognize the reality that our most critical challenges don't have military solutions.

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