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%
+ Department of Health and Human Services - $881.4B 3.5%
+ Department of Defense--Military - $696.9B 4.4%
+ Misc Agencies - $645.8B -0.8%
+ Department of the Treasury - $400.5B -55.4%
+ Department of Labor - $206.6B 35.2%
+ Department of Agriculture - $135.5B 6.0%
+ Department of Veterans Affairs - $124.9B 28.8%
+ Department of Transportation - $78.4B -30.2%
+ Department of Education - $62B -53.0%
+ Allowances - $60.5B -1512600.0%
+ Other Defense Civil Programs - $54.5B -5.2%
+ Department of Housing and Urban Development - $49.3B -20.2%
+ Department of Homeland Security - $43.6B -5.3%
+ International Assistance Programs - $35.5B 2.3%
+ Department of State - $29.9B 9.9%
+ Department of Justice - $29.7B -9.0%
+ Department of Energy - $24.6B -64.2%
+ Department of Commerce - $13.9B -46.0%
+ Department of the Interior - $12.8B -13.5%
+ Judicial Branch - $7.2B 5.6%
- Legislative Branch - $5.2B 3.6%
House of Representatives-$1.5B4.7%
Senate-$965M3.9%
Library of Congress-$924M5.4%
Architect of the Capitol-$584M12.1%
Government Accountability Office-$557M0.2%
Capitol Police-$328M-13.0%
Government Printing Office-$148M5.0%
United States Tax Court-$50M2.0%
Legislative Branch Boards and Commissions-$46M15.0%
Congressional Budget Office-$45M-2.2%
Joint Items-$21M10.5%
Botanic Garden-$11M0.0%
Office of Compliance-$4M-20.0%
+ District of Columbia - $1B 13.0%
+ General Services Administration - $554M -91.2%
+ Executive Office of the President - $434M 16.0%
+ Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation - $25M -85.6%
+ Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council - $2M -33.3%
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 Salaries and Expenses, Library of Congress
Agency: Legislative Branch
Bureau: Library of Congress
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$411M
$439M
$461M
5.9%
6.8%
5.0%
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%
Mandatory Spending Payments to Copyright Owners
Agency: Legislative Branch
Bureau: Library of Congress
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$267M
$282M
$320M
-3.6%
5.6%
13.5%
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%
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