Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
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.
April 18, 2014
National Priorities Project examines trillions of dollars in tax breaks, who benefits, and why it matters for you. Materials include an interactive visualization, a report, and data on every tax break from 1974 to the present.
March 25, 2014
April 15 is Tax Day. Do you know where your taxes went? See how the federal government spent each one of your federal income tax dollars, get the key facts in Taxes 101, and get your personalized tax receipt or the average tax receipt for taxpayers in your state.
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.
Nov. 5, 2013
All Americans benefit from public goods like clean air and water, infrastructure, education and other federal programs. These goods are not free, though. They require revenue, provided by taxes. Loopholes in the tax code let big corporations avoid taxes, making it harder to provide public structures on which Americans rely.
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.