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For Immediate Release

Chris Hellman, NPP
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Opposing Budget Plans

NPP Looks at the Options


To help our constituents take part in Congress's April recess and President Obama's "Town Meetings" on the deficit, National Priorities Project has released a new analysis of the competing budget plans issued by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan and the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

In addition, NPP provides a set of tools which summarize the outcome of the FY2011 federal budget process and offer a powerful foundation necessary for understanding the current FY2012 budget debate:

NPP Budget Analyst Chris Hellman notes, "When Congress returns to Washington in May, they will resume work that will have an impact not just this year and next, but for decades to come. It's imperative that every elected official hears from her/his constituents. NPP is here to help."

The National Priorities Project (NPP) is a 501(c)(3) research organization that analyzes and clarifies federal data so that people can understand and influence how their tax dollars are spent. Located in Northampton, MA, since 1983, NPP focuses on the impact of federal spending and other policies at the national, state, congressional district and local levels. For more information, go to