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President Obama today released his $3.9 trillion fiscal 2015 budget proposal, a plan that includes new manufacturing institutes, job training, and the president’s signature initiative of universal pre-kindergarten education. Here are the highlgihts of what the budget contains.
Yesterday Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel gave a major speech at the Pentagon, and a bold headline ran in The New York Times announcing that the Pentagon would shrink the Army to pre-World War II levels. While the speech did announce cutbacks in a number of military programs, the Pentagon isn’t planning any major reductions in spending any time soon.
National Priorities Project has been nominated for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize by the International Peace Bureau.
An omnibus in London/ Photo by Gene Hunt. A $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill was unveiled last night in Congress to fund the government for the rest of this fiscal year. The bill will be voted on by the end of the week. But what exactly is an “omnibus”? In...
One of the most indefensible components of the federal budget is the continuing expenditure of tens of billions of dollars a year to maintain and upgrade nuclear weapons.
Senate Budget Chair Patty Murray, and her House counterpart Rep. Paul Ryan, yesterday reached a deal determining federal spending for the next two years. But who won and who lost?
The government shutdown allowed us to glimpse our lawmakers' values, and what we saw was ugly.
Congress returns to Washington next week, and they have a lot of work to get done. Use our fact sheets to brush up on the issues.
Saul Page used NPP's numbers to create an infographic about the cost of the modern soldier. If you use our data in your work, let us know!