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 House Historic Buildings Revitalization Trust Fund
Agency: Legislative Branch
Bureau: Architect of the Capitol
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$0
$50M
$50M
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
Discretionary Spending Library Buildings and Grounds
Agency: Legislative Branch
Bureau: Architect of the Capitol
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$39M
$46M
$101M
2.6%
18.0%
119.6%
Discretionary Spending Salaries and Expenses
Agency: Legislative Branch
Bureau: Congressional Budget Office
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$46M
$45M
$47M
24.3%
-2.2%
4.4%
Discretionary Spending Capitol Building
Agency: Legislative Branch
Bureau: Architect of the Capitol
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$36M
$33M
$80M
157.1%
-8.3%
142.4%
Discretionary Spending Capitol Police Buildings and Grounds
Agency: Legislative Branch
Bureau: Architect of the Capitol
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$19M
$27M
$40M
26.7%
42.1%
48.2%
Mandatory Spending Compensation of Members, Senate
Agency: Legislative Branch
Bureau: Senate
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$23M
$24M
$24M
0.0%
4.4%
0.0%
Discretionary Spending Capitol Visitor Center
Agency: Legislative Branch
Bureau: Architect of the Capitol
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$49M
$22M
$24M
53.1%
-55.1%
9.1%
Discretionary Spending Miscellaneous Items
Agency: Legislative Branch
Bureau: Senate
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$21M
$19M
$22M
16.7%
-9.5%
15.8%
Mandatory Spending Congressional Use of Foreign Currency, Senate
Agency: Legislative Branch
Bureau: Senate
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$12M
$15M
$9M
-7.7%
25.0%
-40.0%
Discretionary Spending Botanic Garden
Agency: Legislative Branch
Bureau: Botanic Garden
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$11M
$11M
$14M
22.2%
0.0%
27.3%
Discretionary Spending Capitol Grounds
Agency: Legislative Branch
Bureau: Architect of the Capitol
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$10M
$11M
$12M
0.0%
10.0%
9.1%
Discretionary Spending Joint Committee on Taxation
Agency: Legislative Branch
Bureau: Joint Items
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$10M
$11M
$12M
11.1%
10.0%
9.1%
Discretionary Spending Office of the Legislative Counsel of the Senate
Agency: Legislative Branch
Bureau: Senate
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$6M
$7M
$8M
0.0%
16.7%
14.3%
Discretionary Spending Other Legislative Branch Boards and Commissions
Agency: Legislative Branch
Bureau: Legislative Branch Boards and Commissions
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$11M
$6M
$0
0.0%
-45.4%
-100.0%
Discretionary Spending Joint Economic Committee
Agency: Legislative Branch
Bureau: Joint Items
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$5M
$5M
$5M
25.0%
0.0%
0.0%
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