Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
April 29, 2013
Funding by state for select federal programs including Head Start, Special Education, and Medicaid, for fiscal years 2012 through projected 2014.
April 10, 2013
Overview and details of President Obama's 2014 budget proposal, including proposed reductions in Social Security benefits.
April 10, 2013
Overview, highlights, and details of the Pentagon's 2014 budget request.
March 25, 2013
Find out where your 2012 income taxes went.