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.
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.
Issue Brief The sequester will have significant impacts on many public health and clean energy programs.
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.
Issue Brief Sequestration will inflict massive cuts on programs that protect our public lands and oceans—cuts that will impact all of us in a variety of ways.
If Congress and President Obama cannot come to an agreement to avoid the fiscal showdown, there will be significant cuts to programs that keep many people out of poverty, in the workforce, and able to pursue the American Dream.
Report With the current fiscal showdown and sequestration looming, gay and transgender Americans may be caught in the middle of budget cuts and tax hikes unless we work together to minimize the harm to this group of Americans.
Children from military families are among the first victims of conservative-backed cuts in domestic spending.
Scott Lilly argues that soon-to-be-triggered congressionally mandated spending cuts will close dozens of airports, cost thousands of jobs, and hamper air travel for millions of people.