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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.

FY17 Federal Budget Authority
for Fiscal Years 2016 - 2021

2016   2017   2018   2019   2020   2021  


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 2016   +1yr
Estimated Budget Authority from US Federal Budget
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FY 2016
 Budget Authority
FY 2017
 Budget Authority
FY 2018
 Budget Authority
FY 2019
 Budget Authority
FY 2020
 Budget Authority
FY 2021
 Budget Authority
[+]  Pensions999.41,042.81,105.61,172.31,243.01,312.7
[+]  Health Care1,126.31,173.71,213.71,307.21,384.71,457.1
[+]  Education124.8141.5136.9147.1151.6158.0
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Charts: Click on a to display a bar of data in a row or column of this table.
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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.
Defense839.2856.8814.2836.5854.2881.4
[+]  Welfare375.0395.4399.2412.7420.5430.1
[+]  Protection34.138.839.340.140.841.5
[+]  Transportation90.4108.8122.1125.7135.4133.2
[+]  General Government49.554.350.953.556.259.1
[+]  Other Spending74.6120.1145.3119.5123.6131.2
[+]  Interest240.0302.7384.6459.5523.0574.2
[+]  Balance0.00.00.00.00.00.0
[+]  Total Spending:  Start chart3,990.94,234.94,374.24,674.24,933.15,178.6
[+]  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
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b - budgeted estimate in US FY17 budget

Data Sources for 2016:
Federal: Fed. Budget: Hist. Tables 5.1 and 7.1

Data Sources for 2021:
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.

You can change the budget to be analyzed or drill down to view more detailed budget authority information.

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.

Download Federal Budget Data for 2016-2021

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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 2016_2021:

Sources for 2016:

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 2021:

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

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US, State Population Update for 2016

On December 19, 2016 the US Census Bureau released its US national and state population estimates for July 1, 2016.  On December 26, 2016 usgovernmentspending.com updated its US and state population data as follows:
  • We updated 2010-2016 population data for US and states using data from US Census Bureau Population Estimates: vintage 2016 in file nst-est2016-01.xlsx.
  • We projected 2017 thru 2021 for US and the states assuming population rate change for 2015-16.
  • We updated 2017 thru 2021 for US only using data from US Census Bureau 2014 National Population Projections in file NP2014-T1.xls.
usgovernmentspending.com uses population data in computing per capita spending and revenue data. You can see per capita spending data in a chart here, and in a table of spending here.

You can check the data update schedule here.

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