Some congressional leaders are still advancing policies that threaten to exclude low-income families and people of color from the social safety net.
Congressional Republican Leaders Claim to Support the Middle Class, but Their Budgets Only Work for the Wealthy Few
Congressional leaders are trying to improve how they talk about inequality, stagnant wages, and middle-class economic insecurity, but their budgets still only advance the interests of those at the very top.
House and Senate budgets will be a test of how serious majority leaders are about boosting opportunity and expanding the middle class.
If Republican leaders in Congress are serious about fiscal responsibility, their 2016 federal budget proposal will include funds to cut carbon pollution and strengthen the nation’s resilience to climate change.
Since the Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation are being forced to adopt dynamic scoring, they should consider the most recent credible economic research on tax cuts, inequality, and growth.
Without decisive action to fund and build new heavy icebreakers for the U.S. Coast Guard, the United States puts its environment and national security in harm’s way.
The Pentagon’s fiscal year 2016 budget request makes important reforms but ignores fiscal and political realities.
Don’t Rob Peter to Pay Paul: The Importance of International Climate Finance in the President’s FY 2016 Budget
The president’s fiscal year 2016 budget makes smart investments in international climate finance that are, at their root, inseparable from domestic climate actions.
National security, coastal communities, and the environment are at stake as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry takes the helm of the Arctic Council.
As the war in Afghanistan draws down, it’s time to wind down the war chest.
Austerity is so out of hand that there are opportunities to reverse some of the most shortsighted and damaging cuts while at the same time reducing deficits.