Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
In the wake of President Obama’s speech to the nation last Wednesday, and with a bill in Congress today authorizing further military action against ISIS, we are left with several troubling questions. At the top of the list are such critical, unanswered, questions as: Is military action, and the use...
As the first in a series of releases leading up to State Smart, NPP profiles federal contract spending in the states, with a spotlight on the Department of Defense.
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.
August recess is the best opportunity to tell Congress your thoughts on Iraq, immigration, corporate taxes, unemployment benefits, and more.
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.
The Pentagon’s most expensive weapons system in history, the infamous F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, was recently grounded.
How will the United States choose to respond to instability in Iraq, where ISIS is at the center of renewed conflict?