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US Federal Budget Authority

Each federal budget includes budget authority for the fiscal year in progress and for five future fiscal years.

FY18 Federal Budget Authority
for Fiscal Years 2017 - 2022

2017   2018   2019   2020   2021   2022  


US Budget Year: By default, the table displays budgeted and estimated numbers from the most recent US Federal Budget submitted to the Congress by the president. But you can look at numbers from other US Federal Budgets using this dropdown control.
US Budget Year: By default, the table displays budgeted and estimated numbers from the most recent US Federal Budget submitted to the Congress by the president. But you can look at numbers from other US Federal Budgets using this dropdown control.
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US Federal Government Budget
Estimated Budget Authority in $ billion nominal
-5yr -1yr   as of Winter 2017  
Estimated Budget Authority from US Federal Budget
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FY 2017
 Budget Authority
FY 2018
 Budget Authority
FY 2019
 Budget Authority
FY 2020
 Budget Authority
FY 2021
 Budget Authority
FY 2022
 Budget Authority
[+]  Pensions1,042.81,105.61,172.31,243.01,312.70.0
[+]  Health Care1,173.71,213.71,307.21,384.71,457.10.0
[+]  Education141.5136.9147.1151.6158.00.0
[+] 
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[+] Drill-down: Click on the [+] to drill down to more detailed numbers. For federal spending line items (but not revenue) you can drill down three levels to view about 4,000 items of spending at the “agency code” level.
Defense856.8814.2836.5854.2881.40.0
[+]  Welfare395.4399.2412.7420.5430.10.0
[+]  Protection38.839.340.140.841.50.0
[+]  Transportation108.8122.1125.7135.4133.20.0
[+]  General Government54.350.953.556.259.10.0
[+]  Other Spending120.1107.7119.5123.6131.20.0
[+]  Interest302.7384.6459.5523.0574.20.0
[+]  Balance0.00.00.00.00.00.0
[+]  Total Spending:  Start chart4,234.94,374.24,674.24,933.15,178.60.0
[+]  Gross Public Debt0.00.00.00.00.00.0
[+]  Other Borrowing0.00.00.00.00.00.0
[+]  Agency/GSE Debt0.00.00.00.00.00.0
Outlays:
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b - budgeted estimate in US FY18 budget

Data Sources for 2017:
Federal: Fed. Budget: Hist. Tables 5.1 and 7.1

Data Sources for 2022:
Federal: Fed. Budget: Hist. Tables 5.1 and 7.1


The table shows overall budgeted federal budget authority for major functions for the next five years, as estimated in the historical tables in the current presidential budget.

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Notes

Data Sources: Federal budget authority from Budget of the United States Government.

For a discussion of the sources of the government spending data used here read How We Got the Data for usgovernmentspending.com.

Budget Updates: The president’s budget is typically published each year in February.

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Spending Data Sources

Spending data is from official government sources.

Gross Domestic Product data comes from US Bureau of Economic Analysis and measuringworth.com.

Detailed table of spending data sources here.

Federal spending data begins in 1792.

State and local spending data begins in 1890.

State and local spending data for individual states begins in 1957.

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Data Sources for 2017_2022:

Sources for 2017:

GDP, GO: GDP, GO Sources
Federal: Fed. Budget: Hist. Tables 5.1 and 7.1
State and Local: State and Local Gov. Finances
'Guesstimated' by projecting the latest change in reported spending forward to future years

Sources for 2022:

GDP, GO: GDP, GO Sources
Federal: Fed. Budget: Hist. Tables 5.1 and 7.1
State and Local: State and Local Gov. Finances
'Guesstimated' by projecting the latest change in reported spending forward to future years

> data sources for other years
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FY18 Budget Blueprint Released

On March 16, 2018 the Trump administration issued a Budget Blueprint outlining proposed changes to "discretionary" spending for Fiscal Year 2018. The following table shows the major changes to Budget Authority in excess of $2 billion per agency.

AgencyFY18 Change
in $ billion
Agriculture-4.7
Defense+52.4
Education-9.2
Health and
Human Services
-12.6
Homeland
Security
+2.8
HUD-6.2
Justice-4.0
Labor-2.5
State and Intl Aid-10.9
Veterans+4.4
EPA-2.6

Because usgovernmentspending spending data is based on Historical Table 3.2, it shows spending by function rather than by agency. Until Table 3.2 is published in the final version of the FY18 budget we cannot exactly predict how the Table 3.2 numbers will change at the subfunction level.

But we have applied the Budget Blueprint budget authority changes into the budgeted FY18 outlays by guessing the application of agency level changes to subfunction changes to give a rough feeling of what the Trump changes look like. You can check out what is going on here or here.

The numbers will change when the final FY18 federal budget numbers come out.

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