Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
In fiscal year 2015, Pentagon and related spending will total $598 billion, accounting for 54 percent of all federal discretionary spending. That's roughly the size of the next seven largest military budgets around the world, combined.
President Biden proposed a Pentagon budget increase larger than the entire discretionary budget of the CDC.
Last week the White House convened a virtual Leaders Summit on Climate with forty leaders from the world's largest economies presenting their plans to meet the goals of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. Now that the dust has settled, what should we make of the new commitments announced at the summit?
The president's request calls for $753 billion for the Pentagon and nuclear weapons, plus another $12 billion in foreign military aid.
Today’s budget proposal rightly calls for major increases in domestic investment. But at the same time, its continued funding increases for the Pentagon undermine the prioritization of real security and human needs over corporate profit and greed.