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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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%
+ General Science, Space, and Technology - $31B -11.4%
+ General Government - $29B -4.0%
Central fiscal operations-$12.5B1.1%
General purpose fiscal assistance-$6.7B64.6%
Other general government-$5.1B51.0%
Legislative functions-$4.2B2.8%
General property and records management-$1B-84.5%
Executive direction and management-$592M5.9%
Central personnel management-$203M8.0%
Deductions for offsetting receipts-$-1.4B35.7%
+ 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: Legislative Branch
Bureau: House of Representatives
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$1.3B
$1.4B
$1.4B
10.0%
5.2%
3.6%
Discretionary Spending Salaries and Expenses
Agency: Legislative Branch
Bureau: Government Accountability Office
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$556M
$557M
$601M
11.2%
0.2%
7.9%
Discretionary Spending Senators' Official Personnel and Office Expense Account
Agency: Legislative Branch
Bureau: Senate
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$400M
$422M
$459M
7.0%
5.5%
8.8%
Discretionary Spending Salaries
Agency: Legislative Branch
Bureau: Capitol Police
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$251M
$265M
$280M
10.1%
5.6%
5.7%
Discretionary Spending Salaries, Officers and Employees
Agency: Legislative Branch
Bureau: Senate
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$172M
$179M
$191M
8.9%
4.1%
6.7%
Discretionary Spending Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate
Agency: Legislative Branch
Bureau: Senate
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$154M
$154M
$161M
8.4%
0.0%
4.6%
Discretionary Spending Inquiries and Investigations
Agency: Legislative Branch
Bureau: Senate
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$137M
$141M
$165M
6.2%
2.9%
17.0%
Discretionary Spending Capitol Power Plant
Agency: Legislative Branch
Bureau: Architect of the Capitol
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$149M
$119M
$121M
79.5%
-20.1%
1.7%
Discretionary Spending Congressional Research Service: Salaries and Expenses
Agency: Legislative Branch
Bureau: Library of Congress
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$107M
$112M
$120M
4.9%
4.7%
7.1%
Discretionary Spending General Administration
Agency: Legislative Branch
Bureau: Architect of the Capitol
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$91M
$107M
$119M
12.4%
17.6%
11.2%
Mandatory Spending Compensation of Members and Related Administrative Expenses
Agency: Legislative Branch
Bureau: House of Representatives
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$99M
$102M
$104M
4.2%
3.0%
2.0%
Discretionary Spending House Office Buildings
Agency: Legislative Branch
Bureau: Architect of the Capitol
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$66M
$100M
$91M
6.4%
51.5%
-9.0%
Discretionary Spending Congressional Printing and Binding
Agency: Legislative Branch
Bureau: Government Printing Office
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$97M
$94M
$97M
7.8%
-3.1%
3.2%
Discretionary Spending Senate Office Buildings
Agency: Legislative Branch
Bureau: Architect of the Capitol
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$69M
$74M
$104M
-1.4%
7.2%
40.5%
Discretionary Spending General Expenses
Agency: Legislative Branch
Bureau: Capitol Police
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$126M
$63M
$96M
133.3%
-50.0%
52.4%
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