Federal Budget Analysis: Military & Security

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.


August Recess Legislator Meeting Fact Sheets

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.

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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.


Tax Day 2013

March 25, 2013

Find out where your 2012 income taxes went.

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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.


Homeland Security: The Second Defense Department

Feb. 28, 2013

In an opinion piece for TomDispatch, Mattea Kramer and Chris Hellman describe their findings after exploring federal funding for homeland security.