Federal Budget Analysis: Budget Process

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.


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.


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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President Obama Proposes 2014 Budget

April 10, 2013

Overview and details of President Obama's 2014 budget proposal, including proposed reductions in Social Security benefits.


Fiscal Year 2014 Pentagon Budget Analysis

April 10, 2013

Overview, highlights, and details of the Pentagon's 2014 budget request.


Competing Visions: President Obama, Rep. Paul Ryan, Sen. Patty Murray, and House Progressives Release Budget Proposals for 2014

March 14, 2013

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


Sequestration, the Pentagon, and the States

Feb. 21, 2013

Sequestration, the Pentagon, and the States offers selected state-level briefs focused on the local impact of looming automatic across-the-board federal spending cuts known as sequestration and historically high levels of Pentagon spending.


Federal Budget Timeline: Beyond the Fiscal Cliff in 2013

Jan. 9, 2013

The federal budget process is always complicated. This is truer today than perhaps ever before. Over the coming weeks and months Congress will take on issues that will shape our government for years to come.