Federal Budget Analysis: Budget Process

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.


Competing Visions: Election Edition

Oct. 29, 2014

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


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.


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!


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.


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.