Federal Budget Analysis

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.

History of the U.S. Federal Budget, 2011 – 2013

Feb. 12, 2014

Recently the nation has endured one Congress-made, budget-related crisis after another. National Priorities Project documents the twists and turns.

Summary of 2014 Discretionary Spending Levels

Jan. 28, 2014

Earlier this month, congressional lawmakers enacted an omnibus spending bill that would fund the federal government for fiscal year 2014. Here's how the omnibus compares to 2013 spending levels.

FAQ: The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013

Dec. 11, 2013

Senate Budget Committee Chair Patty Murray and her House counterpart Rep. Paul Ryan came to a deal on the federal budget. See exactly what the deal contains.

Will the National Action Plan Tackle Spending Transparency Gaps?

Dec. 9, 2013

Version 2.0 of the White House's Open Government National Action Plan commits to shining more sunlight on how the federal government spends our money. We applaud this focus, but a good deal of work remains to reverse the recent decline of federal spending transparency.

Americans' Blueprint for a Budget Resolution

Nov. 21, 2013

Lawmakers are failing the basic task of managing our nation’s finances. Yet if they listened to the American people, they would pass a smart long-term budget plan by taking these actions on key issues.

Corporate Tax Reform

Nov. 5, 2013

All Americans benefit from public goods like clean air and water, infrastructure, education and other federal programs. These goods are not free, though. They require revenue, provided by taxes. Loopholes in the tax code let big corporations avoid taxes, making it harder to provide public structures on which Americans rely.

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A Multi-Issue Prevention Model for Benefiting Society While Reducing Government Spending

Oct. 31, 2013

In a collaboration with the Prevention Project, National Priorities Project explores investment in prevention strategies -- from health care to criminal justice to national defense -- in order to achieve better outcomes for society while saving taxpayer dollars.

End the Government Shutdown and Raise the Debt Ceiling

Oct. 10, 2013

Lawmakers’ failure to pass a real budget by Oct. 1, combined with their inability to agree on raising the debt ceiling before Oct. 17, costs our economy billions of dollars and affects millions of Americans with each day that the impasse continues.

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August Recess Legislator Meeting Fact Sheets

July 18, 2013

Members of Congress will be in their home districts in the month of August, and NPP encourages you to set up meetings with your legislators during August to make your budget priorities known. To assist you, this is a series of fact sheets covering federal funding for education, the military, health care, and Social Security, as well as tax reform and overall federal spending and the budget process.

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