Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
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 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.
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.
This week the House of Representatives is considering the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and amendments. Here are three of the most notable amendments to the NDAA on offer.
The Senate voted to approve a non-binding budget resolution that sets overall spending limits for the federal government’s discretionary spending in fiscal year 2016.
Today – all day and quite possibly into the night -- the House Armed Services Committee is marking up the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). But what is the NDAA, and why should we care?