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Congress Must Pass a Clean Budget with No Poison Pills

Every year, Congress must pass a series of 12 appropriations bills that fund our government. And every year, unscrupulous lawmakers try to sneak harmful policies into these bills that have nothing to do with funding our government. Known as poison pill policy riders, these measures are little more than special favors for ideological extremists and big corporations, most are wildly unpopular, and they could not become law on their own merits.

Hundreds of organizations have joined together under the umbrella of the Clean Budget Coalition to oppose the inclusion of poison pills and other toxic amendments in the annual spending bills. We’re calling on Congress to pass clean FY 25 spending bills by the September 30th deadline that fully fund the programs and services we all count on.


FY 25 News and Resources

White House Vows to Repeal GOP-Led Ban on Pride Flags Over U.S. Embassies
Washington Post: March 25, 2025

LWVUS Joins Letter Urging President to Remove Anti-Abortion Weldon Amendment from FY25 Budget
League of Women Voters: February 1, 2024