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Yesterday Pope Francis added his considerable voice to the chorus calling for bold, immediate action on climate change. Here are five federal budget policies that don't live up to that vision.
On average, Americans believe that approximately a quarter of the US federal budget is spent on foreign aid. It's actually closer to one percent.
In May 2014, President Obama signed the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act) into law. Once implemented, the DATA Act will make it easier to understand how the federal government spends money.
In fiscal year 2014, the United States government paid out an astounding $444 billion in federal contracts -- equivalent to almost forty percent of the federal discretionary budget for 2014.
Since 2008 alone, Congress has enacted 33 temporary fixes for the highway fund.
With ISIS in the news again recently and new fears about abilities to contain the threat, we're taking another look at what this fight is costing us.
In 2014, 27 cents of your income tax dollar went to the military for weapons, base operations, and war, but only 6 cents went to support generations of our nation's veterans.
The OCO slush fund was originally designed to fund our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but it is now being used to help the Pentagon break existing spending caps.
A new executive order prohibits the federal provision of tracked armored vehicles, weaponized aircraft and vehicles, grenade launchers, and other items to local police departments.
From May through July, National Priorities Project staff together with partners from the Peace Action Education Fund will visit four states as part of our Move the Money training series.