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Health Care Spending

Health care is the fastest-growing type of federal spending, having risen from 7 percent of the federal budget in 1976 to more than a quarter in fiscal year 2015 as health care costs have risen in the industrialized world.

Blog Posts

What are you looking at? Congress' Military Spending Grab

Lindsay Koshgarian |

Proposals for U.S. military spending are starkly different. See how they stack up.

Meet Your Member of Congress this April

Lindsay Koshgarian |

Congress is in "recess" from April 7 to April 21, 2017. That means that members of Congress are home in their states or districts -- and they're ready to meet with you.

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Recent Publications

The Souls of Poor Folk: A Preliminary Report

Lindsay Koshgarian

To support this modern-day Poor People’s Campaign, the Institute for Policy Studies has produced an analysis of the campaign’s four core issues: racism, poverty, the war economy/militarism, and ecological destruction.

Protecting Our Communities: A State's Guide to Demilitarizing for a Brighter Future

Lindsay Koshgarian

U.S. military spending, with its major focus on exerting U.S. influence and dominance overseas, has an analog here at home: spending on policing, incarceration, and immigration enforcement.

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