1. Legislative Ask
  2. Economic Justice, U.S. Wars & Militarism

Reject More Money for War, Cuts in Security at Home

This fall, Congress will make some of the most important and potentially most dangerous decisions about budget priorities and spending that our country has seen in decades.

The proposed House budget would grow Pentagon spending by at least $929 billion over the next ten years while cutting all other discretionary spending by $1.3 trillion and require $4.4 trillion additional cuts to mandatory spending such as Medicaid and SNAP, including $200 billion in fast-tracked reconciliation cuts. Congress can stop this radical restructuring of the federal government by voting for spending legislation that keeps our country safe and whole.

Please reject budget and spending proposals that grow Pentagon spending or forces cuts in Medicaid and SNAP funding.

  • Today’s $600 billion-plus in Pentagon spending already rivals or exceeds spending at the height of the Cold War, and tops the next 6 key military powers combined.
  • The Pentagon’s own internal report found $125 billion in bureaucratic waste over 5 years and the Pentagon is the only cabinet agency that is unable to audit its financials.
  • Congress is also proposing trillions of dollars in tax cuts for the wealthy.
  • Nearly 70 million people benefit from Medicaid and 45 million low-income people, half of them children, receive food assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

FCNL Contact: Anthony Wier, anthony@fcnl.org and Amelia Kegan, amelia@fcnl.org