Clean Budget Coalition – FY 2018 Budget & Riders

OUR POSITION: Congress should pass a clean budget with no ideological riders that funds and protects thriving families and communities.

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Every year, Congress must pass a series of appropriations bills to fund the crucial services and safeguards that protect American families and communities. This year, President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans are proposing a budget rigged for billionaires and big corporations.

It’s bad enough that Republicans are proposing deep and painful funding cuts to the agencies that protect our health and safety, our workplaces and wallets, as well as our environment and our economy. But they’re also threatening to attach hundreds of harmful policy riders to the budget that would repeal essential public protections — our system of safeguards designed to prevent tragedies that can spell disaster for individuals, families, businesses and communities.

Specifically, the GOP’s billionaire budget would roll back Wall Street reforms, gut clean air and clean water protections, attack women’s health care and fundamental civil rights, and more — all in order to pay for huge tax giveaways for their biggest donors. Members of Congress should not support a budget that would shut down critical public services and protections.

Hundreds of organizations have joined together to form the Clean Budget Coalition. We’re calling on Congress and the White House to pass a clean budget with no ideological riders that funds and protects thriving families and communities. Access coalition resources from last year.

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Coalition on Human Needs

 


 

Coalition Releases, Letters and Resources

Leaders Criticize Trump’s Rigged Budget, Call for No Special Interest Riders in Appropriations Legislation
Clean Budget Coalition: April 5, 2017

Leaders to Criticize Trump’s Rigged Budget, Call for No Special Interest Riders in Appropriations Legislation in Wednesday Telepresser
Clean Budget Coalition: April 4, 2017

Trump’s ‘Rigged’ Budget Would Endanger American Families and Communities
Clean Budget Coalition: March 16, 2017

Broken Promises: President Trump’s 2018 Budget Request a Betrayal of Pledge to “Make America Great Again”
Appropriations Committee Democrats: March 16, 2017

Letter on the Budget
Senate Democratic Leadership: March 13, 2017

 


 

Coalition Op-Eds and Blogs

EPA Budget Cuts Will Severely Affect Environmental Justice Communities
Sierra Club: April 21, 2017

New York Times Highlights How Income Boosts Can Help Low-Income Children Succeed
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: April 19, 2017

Legislative Process 101: Continuing Resolutions (Or “Doing The Bare Minimum”)
Indivisible: April 19, 2017

Pediatrician Warns That Drastic EPA Budget Cuts Will Harm Children’s Health
Sierra Club: April 19, 2017

Don’t Pollute Government Spending Bills with Toxic Riders
Earthjustice: April 18, 2017

Legislative Process 101: Policy “Riders”
Indivisible: April 13, 2017

Trump’s Budget Director Declares Class War on the American People
Our Future: April 12, 2017

A Government Shutdown Could Delay Billions of Dollars in Tax Refunds
Center for American Progress: April 11, 2017

How Trump’s Proposed Cuts to EPA Disempower States
Center for Progressive Reform: April 11, 2017

We Can’t Afford Cuts to Coastal Management
Natural Resources Defense Council: April 11, 2017

Trump’s Budget: Feeding One Kid, Starving the Family
Our Future: April 11, 2017

With Government Shutdown Deadline Approaching, Next Big Trump Threat Looms Large
People For the American Way: April 11, 2017

Where There’s Smoke, There Are Mirrors: The Trump Administration’s Caim to Preserve TSCA Omplementation Under Its Proposed EPA Budget Is Pure Illusion
Environmental Defense Fund: April 10, 2017

Your Guide to Town Halls
Sierra Club: April 10, 2017

Here’s What the EPA Budget Cuts in a Leaked Memo Mean for Health and Environmental Justice
Union of Concerned Scientists: April 7, 2017

Trump Giving Auto Companies License to Pollute
Natural Resources Defense Council: April 6, 2017

Trump’s Budget Is ‘An Attack on Public Services’
AFSCME: April 5, 2017

Trump’s Budget Would Harm Workers, Consumers, Women and Families. Congress Will Be Held Accountable.
Coalition on Human Needs: April 5, 2017

Rigged Budget
League of Conservation Voters: April 5, 2017

Former EPA Staffer on Trump’s Slashed Budget: “We Knew It Was Going to Be Bad, but Not This Bad”
Sierra Club: April 5, 2016

Calvin, Hobbes & Budgetary Bait-and-Switch
Our Future: March 31, 2017

Trump 2018 Budget Slashes Domestic Programs that Are Already Underfunded
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: March 29, 2017

Slashing Amtrak Funding is Shortsighted
The Teamsters: March 29, 2017

55,000 Housing Vouchers at Risk Under 2017 Funding Bills
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: March 28, 2017

The Big Lie Behind Trump’s Education Budget
Our Future: March 28, 2017

Trump’s Budget Is Breaking His Promises on Manufacturing
Center for American Progress: March 27, 2017

Trump’s Heartless Attack on Black Communities
Earthjustice: March 27, 2017

Trump Promised Bigly Infrastructure, His Budget Cuts It
Our Future: March 27, 2017

Left Behind: How the Trump Budget Fails Rural Communities
Center for American Progress: March 24, 2017

President Trump’s “Skinny Budget” Puts Families Last
National Women’s Law Center: March 24, 2017

We’re Better Than This Trump Budget
AFSCME: March 22, 2017

Former EPA Staffers, State Environmental Professionals, Assail Proposed EPA Budget
Clean Air Watch: March 22, 2017

Protect EPA
Clean Water Action: March 22, 2017

Back to the Dirty Old Future
Earthjustice: March 22, 2017

Trump’s Budget Is Out of Sync with America
National Consumers League: March 22, 2017

Trump’s “Skinny” Budget Would Starve Farmers of Support, Leave Kids and Seniors Hungry
Union of Concerned Scientists: March 22, 2017

Advocates Rally on Capitol Hill to Save the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Free Press: March 21, 2017

Attempts to Cut Energy Waste Aid Everyone–Even Trump
Natural Resources Defense Council: March 21, 2017

Republican Budget Endangers Americans at Work and Home
Our Future: March 21, 2017

This Budget Endangers Americans
United Steelworkers: March 21, 2017

Trump Administration Takes Aim at Nation’s Ocean Arm
Natural Resources Defense Council: March 20, 2017

Trump Budget Threatens to Leave Poor Families in the Cold
Natural Resources Defense Council: March 20, 2017

Trump Proposed Slashing NOAA’s Budget—Something Amazing Is Happening in Response
Ocean Conservancy: March 20, 2017

Trump Budget vs. the Great Lakes
Natural Resources Defense Council: March 19, 2017

Trump’s EPA Cuts: No One Will Protect Us
Our Future: March 19, 2017

Trump’s Proposed Budget Hits Farmers and Rural Communities Hard
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy: March 18, 2017

Also Missing from Trump’s Skinny Budget: $18 Billion in 2017 Cuts
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: March 17, 2017

Trump Budget Slashes State and Local Grants at Tough Time for States
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: March 17, 2017

President Trump’s Budget Breaks His Promises to Workers—Again
Center for American Progress: March 17, 2017

Poor Excuse: Trump Budget Slashes Programs That Work Just Fine
Coalition on Human Needs: March 17, 2017

Shortchanging Education, Training, and R&D Is No Way to Make America Great Again
Economic Policy Institute: March 17, 2017

Donald Trump’s Budget Leaves Vulnerable Families Out in the Cold
National Women’s Law Center: March 17, 2017

President Trump’s “Skinny Budget”: Putting Women’s Health Last
National Women’s Law Center: March 17, 2017

“Polluter First” Budget Will Harm Our Health
Natural Resources Defense Council: March 17, 2017

President’s Budget Would Be Disastrous for Energy Efficiency
Natural Resources Defense Council: March 17, 2017

Proposed Budget Would Increase Water Pollution
Natural Resources Defense Council: March 17, 2017

The Real Lowdown: The Trump and Congressional Republican Assault on Our Environment
Natural Resources Defense Council: March 17, 2017

The Trump Heartless Housing and Transportation Budgets
Natural Resources Defense Council: March 17, 2017

Three Ways Trump’s “Starvation Budget” Threatens Wildlife
Natural Resources Defense Council: March 17, 2017

Trump Budget Cuts Climate Science & Action Across the Board
Natural Resources Defense Council: March 17, 2017

Trump’s Budget Proposal Is Careless of our Common Home
Natural Resources Defense Council: March 17, 2017

Trump’s Plan to Gut Interior’s Budget
Natural Resources Defense Council: March 17, 2017

After-School Choice Matters Too
New America: March 17, 2017

Implications for PreK-12 Education in Trump’s “America First” Budget
New America: March 17, 2017

Should “Supporting Effective Instruction State Grants” Be Saved?
New America: March 17, 2017

‘America First’ Budget Is Unworthy of Our Nation
Our Future: March 17, 2017

Trump Budget Brings Harsh Cuts to Indian Country
Our Future: March 17, 2017

What NASA Earth Missions Are on the Chopping Block? – PACE, CLARREO, OCO-3, and DSCOVR
Union of Concerned Scientists: March 17, 2017

Analysis of President Donald Trump’s FY 2018 Budget
AFL-CIO: March 16, 2017

Trump’s Budget Plan a Disaster for Working People, Poor
AFSCME: March 16, 2017

President’s Reckless Budget Proposal Would Gut Agencies, Endanger Our Health and Environment
Center for Progressive Reform: March 16, 2017

Trump Budget Will Increase Homelessness, End Federal Role in Community Development
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: March 16, 2017

Trump’s “Skinny” Budget Omits Most of the Budget
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: March 16, 2017

Fairness, Progress and Greatness Trumped in Partial Budget; Investments in People Sacrificed
Coalition on Human Needs: March 16, 2017

Trump’s Budget Proposal Plans a Disaster for Public Investment
Economic Policy Institute: March 16, 2017

President’s FY18 Budget Blueprint Includes Deep Cuts to Education
Ed Prep Matters: March 16, 2017

Tell Congress: Militarism Is Not Our Priority
Friends Committee on National Legislation: March 16, 2017

President’s Budget Cuts to USDA Put Rural Water at Risk
Natural Resources Defense Council: March 16, 2017

The White House’s Expensive “Cuts”
Natural Resources Defense Council: March 16, 2017

Trump’s Sledgehammer to Clean Energy Budgets Hurt Americans
Natural Resources Defense Council: March 16, 2017

JOBS, JOBS, JOBS! But What About the Skills to Fill Them?
New America: March 16, 2017

The “Skinny Budget” Starves Some Higher Ed Programs
New America: March 16, 2017

Trump Attack on Arts and Humanities Undermines American Values, Harms American Communities
People For the American Way: March 16, 2017

Trump’s Budget Plan Is a Brutal Attack on Low-Income Americans
People For the American Way: March 16, 2017

Trump’s 2018 Budget Proposals Came Out Today and They Are Not Good
Sierra Club: March 16, 2017

Trump Administration’s “Skinny Budget” Would Starve Parks and Conservation Programs
Wilderness Society: March 16, 2017

How to Make Disasters More Costly and Harmful: Cut FEMA’s Budget
Union of Concerned Scientists: March 15, 2017

5 Things to Watch in President Trump’s Skinny Budget
Center for American Progress: March 14, 2017

What’s the Skinny on President Trump’s Skinny Budget? All Bark, No Bite
Union of Concerned Scientists: March 14, 2017

Trump Plans Big Federal Workforce Cuts, But Workforce Already at Record Lows, Undermining Basic Services
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: March 14, 2017

Proposed Budget Cuts Harmful to Communities and Our Climate
Friends Committee on National Legislation: March 13, 2017

5 Ways EPA Budget Cuts Affect You
Earthjustice: March 13, 2017

 


 

News Clips, Editorials and Columnist Analysis

Trump Successes May Limit Environmental Riders in Funding Bill
Bloomberg BNA: April 20, 2017

The President’s EPA Budget Lacks Compassion for Seniors and Kids
The Hill: March 18, 2017

Dems Warn Against Border Wall in Shutdown Fight
Politico: March 13, 2017