Federal Budget Analysis

The Big Money in Tax Breaks Continues

April 18, 2014

National Priorities Project examines trillions of dollars in tax breaks, who benefits, and why it matters for you. Materials include an interactive visualization, a report, and data on every tax break from 1974 to the present. ... More


Fiscal Year 2015 Pentagon Budget Analysis

April 7, 2014

National Priorities Project examines the new budget proposal for the Department of Defense. ... More


Competing Visions: President Obama, Rep. Paul Ryan, and House Progressives Release Budget Proposals for 2015

April 1, 2014

National Priorities Project examines how new budget proposals stack up against what Americans want. ... More


Tax Day 2014

March 25, 2014

April 15 is Tax Day. Do you know where your taxes went? See how the federal government spent each one of your federal income tax dollars, get the key facts in Taxes 101, and get your personalized tax receipt or the average tax receipt for taxpayers in your state. ... More


Federal Spending in Your State, 2013-2015

March 24, 2014

Funding by state for select federal programs including Head Start, Special Education, and Medicaid. ... More


President's 2015 Budget in Pictures

March 19, 2014

President Obama recently released his 2015 budget proposal. And budgets are about priorities: What we’re going to spend money on, and how we’re going to raise the money that we’re spending. These pictures tell the story of the priorities in the president’s budget. ... More


President Obama Proposes 2015 Budget

March 4, 2014

New budget includes $56 billion in additional spending, relieving sequestration for fiscal 2015. ... More


Sequestration’s Impact on Military Spending, 2013 – 2014

March 4, 2014

Across-the-board budget cuts have had a much smaller impact on military spending than news reports suggest. ... More


History of the U.S. Federal Budget, 2011 – 2013

Feb. 10, 2014

Recently the nation has endured one Congress-made, budget-related crisis after another. National Priorities Project documents the twists and turns. ... More


Summary of 2014 Discretionary Spending Levels

Jan. 28, 2014

Earlier this month, congressional lawmakers enacted an omnibus spending bill that would fund the federal government for fiscal year 2014. Here's how the omnibus compares to 2013 spending levels. ... More