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 2016 Budget Resource Page
SAVE for ALL 2015 Budget Letter to Congress
Press Release: 1,300 Groups Tell Congress to Pass a Budget that Invests in Shared Prosperity
Press Release: Key Human Needs Funding Has Been Shrinking Since 2010, New Analysis Underscores Need to Reverse Cuts
Selected Human Needs Programs – Shrinking Funding Since 2010
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 2015 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
- March 24, 2015CHN: 2015 SAVE Budget Letter to Congress
Policy Analyses and Research
- April 1, 2014House Budget Committee: Fiscal Year 2015 Budget