The U.S. Congress has not passed a Federal Budget this year, which is one of their primary responsibilities and a fundamental function of government. They have been “kicking the can down the road” since October 1st of last year by passing four continuing resolutions.
The underlying choice isn't just protecting the Dreamers or providing $25 billion to construct a border wall. It's also coming up with a federal budget, and deciding what our priorities should be as a nation. Some members of Congress would like to see us increase military spending by $180 billion without any corresponding increase in domestic spending. We have some other ideas.
The Sanders Institute and I have worked together to make this short video explaining where we are now, how we got here, and the options that could be on the table if our government was working as it should.
Thank you for staying engaged,