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Military & Security Spending

In fiscal year 2015, Pentagon and related spending will total $598 billion, accounting for 54 percent of all federal discretionary spending. That's roughly the size of the next seven largest military budgets around the world, combined.

Blog Posts

Six Things You Could Buy Instead of a Border Wall

Lindsay Koshgarian |

A leaked Department of Homeland Security internal report recently put the cost of President Trump's border wall at $21.6 billion.

Tell Congress: No to Bannon on the National Security Council

Lindsay Koshgarian |

Trump’s decision to give Bannon a vote on the National Security Council is a dangerous one.

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Recent Publications

Competing Visions 2016

Jasmine Tucker

National Priorities Project examines how new budget proposals stack up to Americans’ priorities.

The President's 2017 Budget Proposal in Pictures

Jasmine Tucker

The National Priorities Project breaks down President Obama’s $4.2 trillion budget proposal in a series of pictures.

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