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Federal Budget Process

In recent years the president has submitted his budget late, the House and Senate have passed only a few – if any – of the 12 appropriations bills, and Congress has relied on continuing resolutions and omnibus spending bills to keep the government going.

Blog Posts

Upend This Damaging Narrative About Spending

Guest Blogger |

Polls say Americans should love the Build Back Better Act — but most are only hearing talking points about its price tag.

U.S. Military Contracts Totaled $3.4 Trillion Over Ten Years

Lindsay Koshgarian |

Source: Chart by National Priorities Project, data from USAspending.gov.  As Democrats negotiate the Build Back Better bill from $3.5 trillion (over ten years) down to $1.75 trillion over ten years, priorities like paid leave, free community college, and Medicare expansion for affordable prescriptions, dental, and vision care are all on...

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Recent Publications

State of Insecurity: The Cost of Militarization Since 9/11

Ashik Siddique

Over 20 years, the U.S. has spent more than $21 trillion on militarization, surveillance, and repression — all in the name of security. These investments have shown us that the U.S. has the capacity and political will to invest in our biggest priorities. 

President Biden's FY 2022 Budget Request

Lindsay Koshgarian

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

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