NPP created a one-of-a kind database tool essential for tracking the county, state and national impact of federal spending.
How did the federal government spend your federal income tax dollars? Click and find out.
What if you could choose to allocate your tax dollars differently, in a way that reflects your personal budget priorities? In three easy steps, estimate how much your state, city, congressional district, or county paid towards federal programs, choose what you would provide instead, and share your plan.
The Faces of the Budget project tells the story of the federal budget through ordinary folks’ personal experience. We’re illustrating all the ways the federal budget touches people’s lives – and what they think about budget decisions being made in Washington D.C.
What counts as national security depends on your perspective. Our embeddable counters track how much the U.S. spends on a variety of programs that protect our future, from military to food assistance. Do our nation's spending choices align with your priorities?
The federal tax code includes hundreds of tax breaks designed to encourage certain activities that lawmakers deem beneficial to society. Tax deductions, credits, and exclusions are all different kinds of tax breaks. Tax breaks result in fewer revenue dollars collected by the U.S. Treasury. This visualization, based on NPP’s tax break dataset, shows some of the most expensive tax breaks, who benefits, and how their costs have changed over time.
View our interactive timeline and see what's happening in our government.