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.

Year
Spending Type
Sort Type

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 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, 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%
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 Defender Services
Agency: Judicial Branch
Bureau: Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and other Judicial Services
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$849M
$978M
$1.1B
0.4%
15.2%
10.5%
Discretionary Spending Salaries and Expenses, General Legal Activities
Agency: Department of Justice
Bureau: Legal Activities and U.S. Marshals
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$808M
$875M
$976M
8.2%
8.3%
11.5%
Discretionary Spending Court Security
Agency: Judicial Branch
Bureau: Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and other Judicial Services
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$429M
$453M
$495M
4.6%
5.6%
9.3%
Mandatory Spending Judiciary Information Technology Fund
Agency: Judicial Branch
Bureau: Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and other Judicial Services
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$399M
$429M
$519M
-7.4%
7.5%
21.0%
Discretionary Spending Payment to Legal Services Corporation
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Legal Services Corporation
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$390M
$420M
$435M
11.4%
7.7%
3.6%
Mandatory Spending Salaries and Expenses
Agency: Judicial Branch
Bureau: Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and other Judicial Services
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$324M
$325M
$333M
-2.4%
0.3%
2.5%
Mandatory Spending Judiciary Filing Fees
Agency: Judicial Branch
Bureau: Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and other Judicial Services
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$289M
$288M
$312M
29.0%
-0.4%
8.3%
Discretionary Spending United States Trustee System Fund
Agency: Department of Justice
Bureau: Legal Activities and U.S. Marshals
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$217M
$219M
$236M
14.2%
0.9%
7.8%
Discretionary Spending Federal Payment to Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia
Agency: Misc Agencies
Bureau: Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$203M
$212M
$217M
6.8%
4.4%
2.4%
Mandatory Spending Fees and Expenses of Witnesses
Agency: Department of Justice
Bureau: Legal Activities and U.S. Marshals
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$168M
$168M
$270M
5.0%
0.0%
60.7%
Discretionary Spending Salaries and Expenses
Agency: Judicial Branch
Bureau: Administrative Office of the United States Courts
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$79M
$83M
$87M
4.0%
5.1%
4.8%
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