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Budget Deal Prioritizes War and Militarization Over Critical Needs, Again

March 9 - Today a bipartisan budget deal to fund the federal government for FY 2022 was announced. The deal provides $730 billion in domestic spending vs. $782 billion for the military and war. National Priorities Project at the Institute for Policy Studies released the following statement: Continue Reading


NPP Condemns Passage of $778 Pentagon Bill

December 8, 2021 - The House of Representatives yesterday voted to approve a $778 billion Pentagon bill. National Priorities Project at the Institute for Policy Studies released the following statement. Continue Reading


Progress on Pentagon Cuts Must Continue

Two votes on cuts to the Pentagon budget today showed more members of Congress are willing to take a stand against a bloated Pentagon budget that has fueled endless wars and obscene profits for military contractors. Continue Reading


National Priorities Project Commends Senate Rejection of $50 Billion Pentagon Grab

August 10 - Today the Senate rejected an amendment to the budget resolution to add $50 billion to the Pentagon budget, 46-53. The National Priorities Project at the Institute for Policy Studies issued the following statement. Continue Reading


President Biden's Discretionary Budget is Still 50% Military and War

The president's request calls for $753 billion for the Pentagon and nuclear weapons, plus another $12 billion in foreign military aid. Continue Reading


COVID Shrank the Global Economy, but U.S. Military Spending is Still More Than Next 11 Countries Combined

The world spent almost $2 trillion on militaries in 2020, according to the latest data on global military expenditures compiled by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). That's a military spending increase of 2.6 per cent in real terms since 2019, even as global gross domestic product (GDP) shrank by 4.4% Continue Reading


Pouring Money into the Pentagon Can’t Prevent Another Pandemic

At $753 billion, President Biden's requested Pentagon budget increase continues the dangerous and short-sighted path of ballooning military spending set by President Trump, and fails to recognize the reality that our most critical challenges don't have military solutions. Continue Reading


U.S. Billionaire Wealth Surges Past $1 Trillion Since Start of Pandemic

Since the pandemic & economic crisis took off in March, 651 U.S. billionaires have gained $1 trillion in new wealth—double the estimated budget gap of all state and local governments, which is at least $500 billion. Continue Reading


Poverty Amidst Pandemic Explainer

How have the 140 million poor and low-income people in the U.S. fared during the global coronavirus pandemic? Continue Reading


Is Pandemic Preparedness A Matter of National Security?

Congress allocates hundreds of billions of dollars to the Pentagon and militarized policing and immigration systems in the name of security, while underinvesting in public health & programs that could keep us safe during this crisis. Continue Reading