2/22: We're very excited to announce a data visualization challenge with Google and Eyebeam!

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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Spending Type
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Income
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Frequency
Filing Status


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%
Federal law enforcement activities-$28.2B-0.4%
Federal litigative and judicial activities-$13B0.9%
Federal correctional activities-$7.6B1.3%
Criminal justice assistance-$4.6B-41.4%
+ Natural Resources and Environment - $39.5B -31.1%
+ 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 Customs and Border Protection
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Bureau: Customs and Border Protection
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$7.7B
$8.1B
$8.2B
15.4%
5.4%
1.8%
Discretionary Spending Salaries and Expenses
Agency: Department of Justice
Bureau: Federal Prison System
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$5.6B
$6.1B
$6.5B
6.1%
8.7%
7.4%
Discretionary Spending Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Bureau: Immigration and Customs Enforcement
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$5B
$5.3B
$5.4B
6.9%
6.9%
1.8%
Discretionary Spending Salaries and Expenses
Agency: Judicial Branch
Bureau: Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and other Judicial Services
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$4.5B
$4.7B
$5B
4.7%
4.4%
6.2%
Discretionary Spending Salaries and Expenses
Agency: Department of Justice
Bureau: Federal Bureau of Investigation
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$3.1B
$3.2B
$3.4B
-28.5%
1.0%
7.6%
Mandatory Spending Citizenship and Immigration Services
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Bureau: Citizenship and Immigration Services
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$2.2B
$2.3B
$2.5B
-11.7%
4.5%
9.3%
Discretionary Spending Salaries and Expenses
Agency: Department of Justice
Bureau: Drug Enforcement Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$2.1B
$2B
$2.1B
8.6%
-1.8%
3.0%
Discretionary Spending Salaries and Expenses, United States Attorneys
Agency: Department of Justice
Bureau: Legal Activities and U.S. Marshals
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1.9B
$1.9B
$2B
5.2%
4.4%
5.5%
Discretionary Spending State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance
Agency: Department of Justice
Bureau: Office of Justice Programs
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$4.3B
$1.7B
$1.4B
279.8%
-60.7%
-14.9%
Discretionary Spending Salaries and Expenses
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Bureau: United States Secret Service
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1.5B
$1.5B
$1.6B
7.2%
-1.1%
6.0%
Discretionary Spending Detention Trustee
Agency: Department of Justice
Bureau: General Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1.3B
$1.4B
$1.5B
24.8%
6.7%
6.6%
Mandatory Spending Customs and Border Protection
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Bureau: Customs and Border Protection
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1.4B
$1.2B
$1.3B
-5.6%
-10.6%
4.2%
Mandatory Spending Assets Forfeiture Fund
Agency: Department of Justice
Bureau: Legal Activities and U.S. Marshals
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1.6B
$1.1B
$1.6B
30.8%
-29.4%
42.6%
Discretionary Spending Salaries and Expenses, United States Marshals Service
Agency: Department of Justice
Bureau: Legal Activities and U.S. Marshals
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$962M
$1.1B
$1.2B
7.8%
16.2%
5.6%
Discretionary Spending Salaries and expenses
Agency: Department of Justice
Bureau: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1.1B
$1.1B
$1.2B
9.1%
3.2%
4.5%
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