Federal Budget Analysis

Tax Day 2022

April 15, 2022

Tax Day this year is April 18, 2022. Americans will file their tax returns for all income received in 2021. Want to know what your taxes pay for, and who pays what?

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Biden FY 2023 budget puts war before human needs

March 28, 2022

President Biden’s FY 2023 budget request once again prioritizes violence, the military and war over peace and human needs. But more spending on militarism can’t address the nation’s or the world’s problems.


Budget Deal Prioritizes War and Militarization Over Critical Needs, Again

March 9, 2022

The budget deal announced today repeats a longtime pattern by putting more resources into the military and war than into K-12 education, affordable housing, public health, scientific and medical research, early childhood education and care, and homelessness combined.


A Moral Budget vs. A War Budget

Dec. 20, 2021

These two bills represent diametrically opposed views of how to address the challenges of our time: a moral budget vs a war budget. Congress: Which side are you on?


National Priorities Project at the Institute for Policy Studies Condemns Passage of a $778 Billion Pentagon bill, Celebrates Lawmakers Who Opposed

Dec. 8, 2021

The House of Representatives yesterday voted to approve a $768 billion Pentagon bill. National Priorities Project at the Institute for Policy Studies released the following statement.


Progress on Pentagon Cuts Must Continue

Sept. 23, 2021

Two votes on cuts to the Pentagon budget today showed more members of Congress are willing to take a stand against a bloated Pentagon budget that has fueled endless wars and obscene profits for military contractors. 


State of Insecurity: The Cost of Militarization Since 9/11

Sept. 1, 2021

Over 20 years, the U.S. has spent more than $21 trillion on militarization, surveillance, and repression — all in the name of security. These investments have shown us that the U.S. has the capacity and political will to invest in our biggest priorities. 


National Priorities Project Commends Senate Rejection of $50 Billion Pentagon Grab

Aug. 10, 2021

August 10 - Today the Senate rejected an amendment to the budget resolution to add $50 billion to the Pentagon budget, 46-53. The National Priorities Project at the Institute for Policy Studies issued the following statement.


President Biden's FY 2022 Budget Request

June 11, 2021

The president's request calls for $753 billion for the Pentagon and nuclear weapons, plus another $12 billion in foreign military aid.


A Forever-Increasing Pentagon Budget Undermines American Security

May 28, 2021

Today’s budget proposal rightly calls for major increases in domestic investment. But at the same time, its continued funding increases for the Pentagon undermine the prioritization of real security and human needs over corporate profit and greed.