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What Congressional Budget Cuts Would Mean for Your State

Aug. 11, 2015

Domestic discretionary programs that Congress funds annually have already been subjected to years of freezes and cuts.  The budget passed by Congress would cut them by $500 billion more over the next decade.

Highlights from the 2015 Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports

July 23, 2015

National Priorities Project breaks down what you need to know on the status of the Social Security and Medicare trust funds.

Pentagon Budget Request FY2016

June 4, 2015

On February 2, the Obama Administration released its fiscal year 2016 budget request reflecting input from the Department of Defense. Here's what they asked for.

Move the Money 2015

May 14, 2015

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!

Competing Visions: President Obama, House Budget Committee, Senate Budget Committee, and Congressional Progressive Caucus Release Budget Proposals for 2016

March 19, 2015

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

Tax Day 2015

March 16, 2015

Tax Day is coming up on April 15. Wondering where your 2014 income taxes went? 

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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.

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.

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.