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This is your federal budget. We think it's hard to relate to "billions" and "trillions", so we break it down by how much you pay in taxes.

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By Function | By Organization My Cost Total Change
Total Federal Budget - $3600.6B -11.7%
+ Social Security - $723.5B 4.9%
+ National Defense - $722.1B 3.5%
+ Income Security - $664.6B 8.8%
+ Medicare - $462.1B 5.7%
+ Health - $386.4B 3.4%
+ Net Interest - $187.8B 0.5%
+ Veterans Benefits and Services - $125B 28.9%
+ Transportation - $93.7B -25.1%
+ Education, Training, Employment, and Social Services - $91.9B -45.1%
+ International Affairs - $67.4B 6.3%
+ Allowances - $60.5B 0.0%
+ Administration of Justice - $53.5B -5.6%
- Natural Resources and Environment - $39.5B -31.1%
Conservation and land management-$12.3B1.7%
Pollution control and abatement-$10.4B-30.6%
Other natural resources-$6.6B-7.0%
Water resources-$6.5B-66.0%
Recreational resources-$3.8B-9.9%
+ General Science, Space, and Technology - $31B -11.4%
+ General Government - $29B -4.0%
+ Agriculture - $25.4B 5.3%
+ Community and Regional Development - $19.9B -16.3%
+ Energy - $8.8B -79.4%
+ Undistributed Offsetting Receipts - $-79.7B -13.9%
+ Commerce and Housing Credit - $-111.8B -124.8%
Discretionary SpendingDiscretionary Spending
Mandatory SpendingMandatory Spending
Interest SpendingInterest Spending
Account My Cost Total Change
Discretionary Spending Management of Lands and Resources
Agency: Department of the Interior
Bureau: Bureau of Land Management
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1B
$959M
$924M
21.2%
-7.7%
-3.6%
Discretionary Spending Conservation Operations
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Bureau: Natural Resources Conservation Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$853M
$888M
$924M
2.3%
4.1%
4.0%
Discretionary Spending Water and Related Resources
Agency: Department of the Interior
Bureau: Bureau of Reclamation
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1.8B
$881M
$893M
73.3%
-50.9%
1.4%
Discretionary Spending Science and Technology
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Environmental Protection Agency
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$790M
$846M
$847M
4.1%
7.1%
0.1%
Discretionary Spending Wildland Fire Management
Agency: Department of the Interior
Bureau: Department-Wide Programs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$924M
$795M
$859M
-14.4%
-14.0%
8.0%
Discretionary Spending Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Corps of Engineers-Civil Works
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$773M
$793M
$762M
0.9%
2.6%
-3.9%
Discretionary Spending Capital Improvement and Maintenance
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Bureau: Forest Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1.1B
$556M
$438M
116.4%
-51.4%
-21.2%
Mandatory Spending Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration
Agency: Department of the Interior
Bureau: United States Fish and Wildlife Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$367M
$508M
$628M
7.9%
38.4%
23.6%
Mandatory Spending Sport Fish Restoration
Agency: Department of the Interior
Bureau: United States Fish and Wildlife Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$497M
$477M
$455M
1.2%
-4.0%
-4.6%
Discretionary Spending State and Private Forestry
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Bureau: Forest Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$356M
$420M
$400M
2.0%
18.0%
-4.8%
Discretionary Spending FLAME Wildfire Suppression Reserve Fund
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Bureau: Forest Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$0
$413M
$0
0.0%
0.0%
-100.0%
Mandatory Spending Rivers and Harbors Contributed Funds
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Corps of Engineers-Civil Works
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$452M
$400M
$400M
-12.6%
-11.5%
0.0%
Discretionary Spending Forest and Rangeland Research
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Bureau: Forest Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$328M
$344M
$336M
4.5%
4.9%
-2.3%
Discretionary Spending Mississippi River and Tributaries.
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Corps of Engineers-Civil Works
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$759M
$337M
$180M
67.9%
-55.6%
-46.6%
Mandatory Spending Coastal Impact Assistance
Agency: Department of the Interior
Bureau: Minerals Management Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$250M
$250M
$0
0.0%
0.0%
-100.0%
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