National Priorities Project

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 http://nationalpriorities.org.

Releases by this organization

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017
President Trump’s $54 Billion Pentagon Grab
In its opening volley in the federal budget process, the Trump administration has called for a nearly 10 percent boost in military spending, to be funded by cuts to domestic spending and foreign aid. Domestic and foreign aid spending already account for less than half of the federal discretionary...
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Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Interviews Available: Government Fails to Pass 2016 Budget
With just 2 days remaining before the end of the fiscal year 2015, lawmakers in Congress will not meet the deadline for their core budgetary responsibilities, and will not pass a federal budget for 2016 that reflects the values and priorities of the American people. In response, experts from the...
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Thursday, April 09, 2015
Tax Day 2015: How the Federal Government Spent Taxpayer Dollars Last Year
Millions of Americans will file their 2014 federal income tax returns on April 15 with no idea what the government actually does with all that money. And yet, almost half of all federal revenues come from individual income taxes. That's why National Priorities Project (NPP) has released its annual...
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Friday, March 20, 2015
Analysis: Budget Proposals Vary in Addressing Americans' Spending Priorities
A new analysis from National Priorities Project examines how the competing federal budget proposals released by the President and Congress rate in responding to the stated policy priorities of the American people. The Competing Visions report compares spending on top issues including jobs,...
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Monday, February 02, 2015
National Priorities Project Reacts to President's Fiscal Year 2016 Budget
by Doug Hall, Ph.D., Lindsay Koshgarian, and Jasmine Tucker President Obama today released his budget proposal for fiscal year 2016 (which runs October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016), his first on-time proposal since 2011. The $4 trillion spending and tax proposal includes funding that would...
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Thursday, November 20, 2014
New Report Examines How Federal Dollars Flow To and From The States
A new report from National Priorities Project (NPP, nationalpriorities.org ) highlights findings from extensive investigation into government data tracking federal spending at the state level. The report, State Smart: Federal Funding in 50 States , is available online and as a PDF download . For...
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Tuesday, April 01, 2014
National Priorities Project Compares Paul Ryan, President Obama, and Congressional Progressive Caucus On Issues that Matter Most to Americans
National Priorities Project (NPP) today released its one-of-a-kind comparison of federal budget proposals issued by House Budget Chair Paul Ryan, President Obama, and the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC). The new report highlights the issues that matter the most to Americans, according to opinion polls, and shows how each proposal stacks up against what the public wants. Some key findings include:
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Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Resources for War on Poverty 50th Anniversary
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty, declared by President Lyndon B. Johnson during his 1964 State of the Union address. Johnson's "unconditional war on poverty" renewed the national commitment to fighting poverty through targeted federal programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, Head Start, Pell Grants, expansions to Social Security, and nutrition assistance. National Priorities Project has a wealth resources that illustrate how these federal programs are faring, 50 years after the start of the War on Poverty.
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Time Is Running Out for the Budget Conference Committee
With less than a week remaining before the budget conference committee's Dec. 13 deadline, reports indicate that negotiators have not yet agreed on a federal spending plan for 2014. Though there is some optimism that a fairly small deal could be reached before Friday, nothing concrete has been released from the closed-door negotiations between House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., and Senate Budget Committee Chair Patty Murray, D-Wash.
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Tuesday, December 03, 2013
National Priorities Project Statement on Budget Committee's Failure To Agree To Top-Line Budget Figures By Appropriations Leaders' Deadline
National Priorities Project (NPP) today released the following statement from NPP Executive Director Jo Comerford in response to the congressional budget conference committee's failure to agree to top-line budget numbers prior to December 2, 2013. Congressional appropriations leaders warned last month that failure to find agreement by yesterday could lead to "extremely damaging repercussions."
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