Published: July 2017

No room for ideological riders in our nation’s budget

Coalition: Clean Budget Coalition

Earlier this year, hundreds of riders – most of them special favors for big corporations and ideological extremists – were proposed as a part of the FY17 omnibus process. The Clean Budget Coalition and its allies in Congress blocked most of them. Now, with the FY18 budget process getting underway, some members of Congress once again are insisting on including riders. The coalition maintains that these measures, which have nothing to do with funding our government, have no place in the appropriations process.

173 public interest groups sent a letter to Congress demanding a clean budget free from ideological policy riders. The letter – which includes more than 50 state and local organizations as signatories – was organized by the Clean Budget Coalition, which is calling on Congress and the White House to pass a clean budget, with no ideological riders, that funds and protects thriving families and communities.


Lead Organization

Public Citizen

Other Organizations

9to5, National Association of Working Women Action on Smoking and Health | AFL-CIO | AFSCME | Alliance for Retired Americans | American Association for Justice | American Bird Conservancy | Americans for Financial Reform | Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization | Association of Reproductive Health Professionals | Autistic Self Advocacy Network | Bend the Arc Jewish Action | Black Women's Health Imperative Carmelite NGO | Catholics for Choice | Center for Biological Diversity | Center for Justice & Democracy | Center for Progressive Reform | Center for Science in the Public Interest | Clean Water Action | Coalition on Human Needs | Common Cause | Communications Workers of America (CWA) | Consumer Action | Corporate Accountability International | Daily Kos | Defenders of Wildlife | Democracy 21 | Earthjustice | Earthworks | Economic Policy Institute Policy Center | Endangered Species Coalition | Environment America | Family Equality Council | Franciscan Action Network | Free Press Action Fund | Friends of the Earth | Government Accountability Project | GreenLatinos | Grounded Solutions Network | Hip Hop Caucus | Hispanic Federation | Homeowners Against Deficient Dwellings | ICAST (International Center for Appropriate and Sustainable Technology) | Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy | Interfaith Power & Light | Jewish Women International | Just Foreign Policy

More Information

For more information, visit Public Citizen's website.

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No room for ideological riders in our nation’s budget   (CleanBudgetCoalitionSign-onFY18.pdf)




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