Federal Budget Analysis

President’s 2016 Budget in Pictures

Feb. 9, 2015

President Obama recently released his fiscal year 2016 budget proposal. And budgets are about our nation’s priorities: What are we going to spend money on? How are we going to raise the money we want to spend? These pictures tell the story of the priorities found in the president’s budget. ... More


President Obama Proposes 2016 Budget

Feb. 4, 2015

President Obama's budget proposal includes spending above sequestration caps for defense and non-defense, and many initiatives that would be widely popular with Americans. ... More


National Priorities Project Reacts to President's Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

Feb. 2, 2015

President Obama today released his budget proposal for fiscal year 2016. The $4 trillion spending and tax proposal includes funding that would provide two years of tuition-free community college for students, investments in job training and early education, as well as substantial increases in military spending. ... More


What's in a Cromnibus: Extended Analysis

Dec. 15, 2014

On Saturday, the Senate passed a U.S. budget that avoided a government shutdown, set the stage for a February showdown over immigration, relaxed financial investment rules implemented under the Dodd-Frank Act, raised limits on campaign contributions, and made policy changes in virtually every public policy arena you care about. ... More


State Smart: Federal Funds in 50 States

Nov. 20, 2014

NPP's State Smart offers an easy-to-use look at dozens of ways that federal dollars flow between states and the U.S. Treasury. This report examines the influence of the Great Recession on these dynamics and their impact on our everyday lives. ... More


Tax Extenders Explained

Nov. 19, 2014

National Priorities Project answers important questions related to the temporary tax breaks known as the “tax extenders.” ... More


Competing Visions: Election Edition

Oct. 29, 2014

NPP revisits its Competing Visions analysis that shows how lawmakers would break down the federal budget. ... More


Voter’s Guides 2014

Sept. 4, 2014

Our Voter’s Guides give you the low-down on our federal government’s role in vital systems we all care about, including education, health care, and the military, as well as how we can pay for it all through taxes and the role of deficits and the national debt, and key questions to ask candidates. ... More


Factsheets on NPP's Eight Issue Areas

June 17, 2014

The National Priorities Project takes on analysis of eight key issue areas as they relate to the federal budget - from spending on health care and social insurance programs to the military budget. ... More


Move The Money

May 20, 2014

National Priorities Project, Peace Action, along with a terrific group of colleagues, have assembled all the materials you need to enter the current national debate about Pentagon spending within the federal budget, while building the capacity of colleagues and allies to join you! ... More