Federal Budget Analysis

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.


Move The Money 2014

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!


The Big Money in Tax Breaks Continues

April 18, 2014

National Priorities Project examines trillions of dollars in tax breaks, who benefits, and why it matters for you. Materials include an interactive visualization, a report, and data on every tax break from 1974 to the present.

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Fiscal Year 2015 Pentagon Budget Analysis

April 7, 2014

National Priorities Project examines the new budget proposal for the Department of Defense.


Competing Visions: President Obama, Rep. Paul Ryan, and House Progressives Release Budget Proposals for 2015

April 1, 2014

National Priorities Project examines how new budget proposals stack up against what Americans want.


Tax Day 2014

March 25, 2014

April 15 is Tax Day. Do you know where your taxes went? See how the federal government spent each one of your federal income tax dollars, get the key facts in Taxes 101, and get your personalized tax receipt or the average tax receipt for taxpayers in your state.

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Federal Spending in Your State, 2013-2015

March 24, 2014

Funding by state for select federal programs including Head Start, Special Education, and Medicaid.


President's 2015 Budget in Pictures

March 19, 2014

President Obama recently released his 2015 budget proposal. And budgets are about priorities: What we’re going to spend money on, and how we’re going to raise the money that we’re spending. These pictures tell the story of the priorities in the president’s budget.

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President Obama Proposes 2015 Budget

March 4, 2014

New budget includes $56 billion in additional spending, relieving sequestration for fiscal 2015.


Sequestration’s Impact on Military Spending, 2013 – 2014

March 4, 2014

Across-the-board budget cuts have had a much smaller impact on military spending than news reports suggest.