People naturally assume that the annual Deficit is the total that the Federal government borrows each year. Actually this is not so. The Deficit is simply the difference between Federal Outlays and Federal Receipts. Usually, the Feds borrow a lot more than the official Deficit.
Like below, in $ billion:
We have provided the difference between the Debt increase and the Deficit for each year under "Other Borrowings" on the Spending Details
page. To Recap:
Other Borrowings = (Increase in Federal Debt) - (Official Deficit)