Here you will find links to short, plain English overviews of where the money comes from, where it goes, how the process works. Please contact us if you should encounter a broken link or would like to suggest a document link.
Other resources: View our MAP-21 stories here. Our MAP-21 Learning Center has links to stakeholder reports and summaries, bill text, and USDOT MAP-21 webpages. Our Pre-MAP-21 Reports page has links to Congressional and stakeholder reports designed to guide the drafting of what eventually became MAP-21. Our Recovery Act Transportation page has links to reports about the transportation program of the 2009 ARRA (Recovery / Stimulus) bill.
Federal budget information:
If Your Paycheck Could Talk: The best plain English video (four minutes) you’ll ever see about federal spending and taxes.
Where Do Our Federal Tax Dollars Go? A short primer from the Center on Budget & Policy Priorities
Federal Budget 101 in short plain English from the National Priorities Project
Federal budget process overview in short plain English from the Center on Budget & Policy Priorities
Glossary of federal budget terms from the National Priorities Project
The Debt Ceiling Explained In Plain English
- Hitting the Debt Ceiling – Presentation View Online | Download
- Hitting the Debt Ceiling – Fact Sheet View Online | Download
“You Ask, We Answer: Sequestration and the Pentagon, National Priorities Project.
Learn more about the sequestration from the Bipartisan Policy Center: