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Examining Federal Spending by Michigan State University

Most U.S. universities, like states and local governments, receive a good deal of federal grant money each year, especially for research and development purposes. Michigan State University recently pledged to do half of its $400 million per year purchasing budget with women- and minority-owned businesses. 


Federal Budget Players Spotlight: Tom Price

NPP spotlights major players in the federal budget process. This week: Tom Price.


Federal Budget Players Spotlight: Mitch McConnell

NPP spotlights major players in the federal budget process. This week: Mitch McConnell.


Federal Budget Players Spotlight: Nancy Pelosi

NPP spotlights major players in the federal budget process. This week: Nancy Pelosi.


Federal Budget Players Spotlight: Bernie Sanders

NPP spotlights major players in the federal budget process.


Federal Budget Players Spotlight: John Boehner

NPP spolights major players in the federal budget process.


Three Foreign Aid Mythbusters

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.


How DATA Act implementation is opening up federal spending

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.


Move the Money 2015: Shifting Spending from the Pentagon to Local Priorities in New Hampshire

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.


Would Cutting Military Spending Hurt Virginia’s Economy?

If lawmakers cut military spending, would thousands of Virginians suddenly be out of work?