Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
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.
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.
Nov. 20, 2014
NPP's State Smart offers an easy-to-use look at dozens of ways that federal dollars flow between states and the U.S. Treasury. This report examines the influence of the Great Recession on these dynamics and their impact on our everyday lives.
Oct. 29, 2014
NPP revisits its Competing Visions analysis that shows how lawmakers would break down the federal budget.
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.
March 24, 2014
Funding by state for select federal programs including Head Start, Special Education, and Medicaid.
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.
March 4, 2014
New budget includes $56 billion in additional spending, relieving sequestration for fiscal 2015.
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.
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.