Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
Education spending for elementary, secondary and higher education is projected to
account for 6 percent of total federal discretionary spending in fiscal year 2015, a figure that has
held roughly constant for decades.
Total student loan debt in the United States amounts to $1.7 trillion — that's already how much the Pentagon is set to spend on its most expensive weapon system, the F-35 jet fighter.
While climate change fuels migration, the United States hardens its southern border instead of investing in real sources of safety for people in this country and around the world.
These two bills represent diametrically opposed views of how to address the challenges of our time: a moral budget vs a war budget. Congress: Which side are you on?
In 2017, 140 million people in the United States were living in poverty or on the verge of poverty using this measure.
With everything changed since 2019, and official poverty measures for 2020 still far in the future, we asked: what has become of the 140 million during the pandemic?