Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
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.
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.
March 14, 2013
National Priorities Project examines how new budget proposals stack up against what Americans want.
Jan. 2, 2013
At the eleventh hour, Congress and President Obama reached a deal to address the fiscal cliff. The deal focused on tax revenue and included a number of changes to the tax code, including a permanent extension of the Bush-era tax cuts on income below $450,000 for families and below $400,000 for individuals.
Nov. 7, 2012
In the coming weeks, Congress will take on the fiscal cliff and make decisions about the Bush tax cuts, the automatic spending cuts known as sequestration, and a host of other tax and spending issues that will affect every American. We've got all the details in plain English so you can follow these important negotiations and tell Congress your priorities.
Sept. 7, 2012
National Priorities Project's suite of resources for the 2012 election: A comparison of the presidential candidates on 12 key issues, plus fact sheets with crucial background information on Medicare, Social Security, taxes, and more.
March 28, 2012
This week the House of Representatives will consider two significantly different alternatives to the president’s fiscal 2013 budget request— the Republican draft budget resolution, introduced by Rep. Paul Ryan, and an alternative introduced by the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC). The two budgets offer vastly different visions for the nation, and each uses the president’s budget as a baseline to compare their contrasting proposals. Rep. Ryan reduces tax rates as well as spending, finding savings largely from domestic programs that serve low-income people, including Medicaid and the food stamp program. The CPC increases revenues with higher tax rates on wealthy individuals and corporations, while adding substantial new spending for job creation and making few changes to domestic programs.
March 5, 2012
The presidential election is about voters’ vision for how the federal government should serve the American people, so National Priorities Project is examining the extent to which residents of key primary states currently rely on federal support. Federal money often comprises a third or more of state budgets, while residents of those states receive thousands of dollars of direct federal assistance from programs ranging from Social Security and Medicare to Pell Grants or unemployment compensation.