Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
Congress has settled how the government will spend billions of dollars over the next couple of months. From Syria to our own homegrown border crisis, here’s what you need to know.
With a war budget that has topped $1.5 trillion since 2001 and ongoing cuts to domestic programs, military spending raises serious questiosn for voters in the upcoming November 4 election.
It’s election season, when the political ads and campaign claims will fly. National Priorities Project’s 2014 Voter’s Guides will help you pierce through campaign rhetoric and get to the bottom of how candidates approach critical federal budget issues.
As President Obama allowed a trickle of troops back into Iraq, and air strikes are expected to continue for weeks or months, Americans are wary about our role in a conflict most of us think we never should have started in the first place. Polls show that while Americans are divided on new airstrikes in Iraq, most are against sending troops back.
Competing funding proposals to deal with the border crisis express vastly different priorities about border security, refugee assistance, and legal representation, echoing the deep divisions about immigration reform overall.
One of the most enduring myths about the federal budget is that a significant portion of it goes overseas in the form of foreign aid. In fact, foreign aid is about one percent of the federal budget.
With elections looming in November, most observers don’t expect Congress to pass a budget before the October 1 deadline.
This Congress is on track to be one of the least productive ever, with a full slate of immediate problems still unaddressed.
How will the United States choose to respond to instability in Iraq, where ISIS is at the center of renewed conflict?
As the flags wave, the fireworks fly, and AAA forecasts that 41 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles from home this Independence Day weekend, a transportation crisis is in the works. The Highway Trust Fund – the federal fund that’s used to repair our highways and bridges – is about to run out of money by the end of the summer.