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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 Construction
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Corps of Engineers-Civil Works
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$6.8B
$1.9B
$1.6B
84.7%
-71.9%
-17.6%
Discretionary Spending Operation and Maintenance
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Corps of Engineers-Civil Works
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$3.6B
$1.6B
$1.6B
39.3%
-54.0%
-0.8%
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 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%
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 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%
Discretionary Spending Regulatory Program
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Corps of Engineers-Civil Works
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$208M
$190M
$193M
15.6%
-8.6%
1.6%
Discretionary Spending Expenses
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Corps of Engineers-Civil Works
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$179M
$186M
$185M
1.1%
3.9%
-0.5%
Discretionary Spending Investigations
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Corps of Engineers-Civil Works
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$193M
$164M
$104M
15.6%
-15.0%
-36.6%
Mandatory Spending Colorado River Dam Fund, Boulder Canyon Project
Agency: Department of the Interior
Bureau: Bureau of Reclamation
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$81M
$99M
$93M
1.2%
22.2%
-6.1%
Mandatory Spending Coastal Wetlands Restoration Trust Fund
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Corps of Engineers-Civil Works
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$90M
$85M
$83M
2.3%
-5.6%
-2.4%
Discretionary Spending Inland Waterways Trust Fund
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Corps of Engineers-Civil Works
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$90M
$79M
$82M
-55.4%
-12.2%
3.8%
Discretionary Spending Policy and Administration
Agency: Department of the Interior
Bureau: Bureau of Reclamation
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$59M
$61M
$61M
0.0%
3.4%
0.0%
Discretionary Spending Upper Colorado River Basin Fund
Agency: Department of the Interior
Bureau: Bureau of Reclamation
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$48M
$49M
$12M
-20.0%
2.1%
-75.5%
Discretionary Spending Construction, IBWC
Agency: Department of State
Bureau: International Commissions
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$263M
$43M
$27M
110.4%
-83.6%
-37.2%
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