Congress should not use a budget deal to roll back financial reforms that protect consumers and the broader economy.
Congress must pass an appropriations package by December 11 or risk a government shutdown. A deal that works for Millennials must provide access for students, opportunity for workers, and support for families.
Congress Must Adopt Changes to the Guantanamo Provisions of the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act
Resolution of budget issues are not enough to ensure passage of the 2016 NDAA after President Obama’s veto.
The bipartisan budget agreement delivers economic stability and a respite from unnecessary fiscal crises, but lawmakers still must address several lingering issues.
Over the past five years, the inflation-adjusted budget for the government’s principal data collection agency has seen dramatic and shortsighted cuts. This is unacceptable.
The president should veto the congressional National Defense Authorization Act because it contains several harmful provisions but should insist that Congress retain several beneficial provisions.
Current congressional appropriations threaten key defense and foreign policy programs to make a political point.
Unnecessary austerity in the federal budgeting process forces Congress to choose between paying for the nation’s largest college grant program or funding crucial domestic programs.
Some in Congress are using the annual appropriations process to attack President Obama’s climate change initiatives. For the sake of the country's future, these efforts must fail.
Lawmakers must avoid sequestration for both defense and domestic programs, and new revenue is a necessary element of any associated deficit reduction.
Carmel Martin, Executive Vice President for Policy at the Center for American Progress, submitted testimony to the House Budget Committee for its hearing on the first principles of congressional budgeting.
Senate highway authorization fails to make needed reforms to reduce congestion, improve overall system performance, or direct federal funds flow to projects that will provide the greatest return on investment.
Cutting funding for the legislative branch makes Congress less competent and more reliant on special interests.
The House transportation appropriations bill would roll back essential safety regulations and cut core infrastructure programs, harming America’s competitiveness and mobility.
House Republicans are proposing a massive tax giveaway to millionaire estates while cutting nutrition assistance that would cost the economy hundreds of thousands of jobs.