Budget and Appropriations
The federal budget should be an expression of national priorities and an engine for realizing them. Federal investments can ensure that all people have the building blocks of a decent life: health care, lifelong education, opportunities to work, income supplements when work is not possible, and affordable necessities, including food, housing, and caregiving for children, seniors, and people with disabilities.
CHN supports a federal budget that gives priority to human needs, recognizing that investments are needed to provide opportunity and security for low- and moderate-income people. The President’s budget, Congressional Budget Resolutions, and subsequent appropriations bills should all provide for real growth in meeting the needs of the most vulnerable and realize the goal of reducing poverty and increasing economic security for all Americans.
SAVE for ALL National Organizations Sign On Letter National- level groups by signing stand for 4 key principles. Federal budgets should:(1) protect low-income people; (2) invest in broadly shared prosperity; (3) increase revenues; and (4) seek responsible savings from reducing waste in the Pentagon and elsewhere. Click here for more and to sign the letter.
For more information on this issue, visit CHN’s Public Policy Priorities, 2015-2016 and the links below.
Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Resource Page
Despite Gains in FY16 From Lifting Sequester Caps, Most Human Needs Programs Have Lost Ground Since 2010
Since 2010, Human Needs Programs Suffer Congress’ Budget Ax
SAVE for ALL 2015 Budget Letter to Congress
Press Release: 1,300 Groups Tell Congress to Pass a Budget that Invests in Shared Prosperity
Impacts of Sequestration and Federal Shutdown
CHN: SAVE for All Campaign
CHN Webinars on the Budget
CBPP: Introduction to the Federal Budget Process
FY 2010 – FY 2016 Appropriations Resources
Americans for Tax Fairness
Center for Community Change
Center for American Progress
Center for Effective Government (Formerly OMB Watch)
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Citizens for Tax Justice
Economic Policy Institute
National Priorities Project
National Women’s Law Center
Policy Analyses and Research
- September 20, 2016CHN: The High Cost of Being Poor - Anti-Poverty Programs Help Alleviate Costs, But More Must Be Done to Reduce Burdens
- August 30, 2016Center on Budget: Long-Term Budget Outlook Has Improved Significantly Since 2010 But Remains Challenging
April 1, 2014House Budget Committee: Fiscal Year 2015 Budget
November 26, 2013CHN: The War on Poverty: A Progress Report
- The high cost of being poor in the U.S.
- Impossible Choices.
- Important gains in median household income, poverty rate, and health coverage. Yet there is more to be done.
- Five pints of Guinness
- Ignoring an epidemic
Deborah Weinstein in the News
- Governing: Debbie Weinstein Comments on Texas's Pay Up or Park Law
- Debbie Weinstein in The Huffington Post: An Open Letter to Members of Congress