Deep domestic spending cuts under sequestration coupled with the stalled reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act will make a bad situation worse for poor victims of domestic violence and their families.
Low-income women and women of color would be hit hardest if sequestration takes effect on Friday.
Fiscal contraction will end up costing GDP $287 billion in 2013 if Congress allows the sequester to go through next week.
We can either maintain tax breaks for some of the wealthiest Americans for things like yachts, or preserve programs for individuals with disabilities and their families.
Sequestration will have a particularly harmful effect on communities of color, who were hit first and worst by the Great Recession and have yet to significantly feel the effects of the recovery.
Outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta foresees dire national security consequences if automatic across-the-board budget cuts take effect next week.
Issue Brief Looming across-the-board federal spending cuts will undermine the economy, threaten our safety, and hurt American families.
Congress must act before the March 1 deadline so that our most disadvantaged children do not lose access to vital education programs and services that are already inequitable at current funding levels.
The billions of dollars in savings promised by the sequester could turn out to be no more than a pipe dream.
Issue Brief The sequester will have significant impacts on many public health and clean energy programs.
Data from the last 40 years show that when tax revenue was higher, budget deficits were smaller.
Conseratives in Congress support a measure to limit federal spending at 18 percent of gross domestic product. The last time federal spending dipped under 18 percent was 1966, nearly half a century ago. Things have changed quite a bit since then.
By eliminating a loophole that gives special treatment to corporate jets, Congress could avert cuts that would cost thousands of jobs, hurt millions of disadvantaged students, and force hundreds of thousands of vulnerable families to lose critical nutrition and housing supports this year.
The Congressional Budget Office’s most recent budget projections show that the United States has made astounding progress toward reducing the federal budget deficit.