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%
Benefits Programs-$72.7B47.0%
Veterans Health Administration-$48.2B8.2%
Departmental Administration-$7.8B9.0%
Department of Veterans Affairs-$-3.8B-10.0%
+ 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%
+ 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 Information Technology Systems
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Departmental Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$2.8B
$3.3B
$3.3B
18.7%
18.2%
0.0%
Discretionary Spending General Operating Expenses
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Departmental Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$2B
$2.1B
$2.6B
11.6%
6.8%
25.2%
Discretionary Spending Construction, Major Projects
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Departmental Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$923M
$1.2B
$1.2B
-39.7%
29.4%
-3.6%
Discretionary Spending Construction, Minor Projects
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Departmental Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$742M
$703M
$468M
17.6%
-5.3%
-33.4%
Discretionary Spending National cemetery administration
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Departmental Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$280M
$250M
$251M
44.3%
-10.7%
0.4%
Discretionary Spending Office of Inspector General
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Departmental Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$89M
$109M
$109M
9.9%
22.5%
0.0%
Discretionary Spending Grants for Construction of State Extended Care Facilities
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Departmental Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$325M
$100M
$85M
97.0%
-69.2%
-15.0%
Discretionary Spending Grants for Construction of State Veterans Cemeteries
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Bureau: Departmental Administration
2009
2010
2011
-
-
-
$42M
$46M
$46M
5.0%
9.5%
0.0%