Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
Feb. 16, 2012
On February 14, 2012 the Obama Administration released the government's Fiscal Year 2013 budget request. The budget proposal includes $525 billion for the Department of Defense, not including funding for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan or the nuclear weapons activities of the Department of Energy. The Pentagon is seeking ways to reduce spending by $487 billion over the next decade.
Feb. 8, 2012
An FAQ focused on the immediate and long-term impact of projected Pentagon spending.
Jan. 26, 2012
National Priorities Project takes apart President Obama’s last State of the Union Address in his first term as president.
Sept. 28, 2011
September 30th marks the end of the fiscal year for the U.S. Government, and if you've had trouble following events in Washington, you're in good company. NPP pulls together key events of 2011 and offers a look ahead to critical decisions awaiting our elected officials.
Aug. 26, 2011
In the coming weeks the “Super Committee” of twelve Senators and Members of Congress will begin deliberating ways to generate as much as $1.5 trillion in deficit reduction over a decade. Beginning with the military, NPP will create a clearer picture of the budgetary decisions that await the Committee.
Aug. 22, 2011
What's at Stake? offers 50 state-level briefs focused on the local impact of war spending.
June 30, 2011
Approximately one quarter of all military spending goes towards the recruitment, retention, wages and benefits for military personnel. Each year, National Priorities Project (NPP) reports on military recruitment in an effort to better understand these expenditures by focusing on active-duty Army recruits.
June 27, 2011
41 states and the District of Columbia are projecting budget shortfalls for FY2012 totaling $102.9 billion. This amount could be wiped out entirely by the amount spent on the war in Afghanistan this year ($122 billion in FY2011).
June 7, 2011
As part of its "Cost of War" analysis, NPP has calculated the total cost of the war in Afghanistan.
May 26, 2011
The killing of Osama Bin Laden by U.S. special forces prompted a great many questions about the continued U.S. war in Afghanistan, and how much the United States has spent on “security” since the attacks on September 11, 2001. National Priorities Project has the numbers.