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In FY 2017, total federal government spending is budgeted to be $4.15 trillion.
Most government outlays are spent in just a few functional areas: pensions, health care, education, defense, and welfare.
Federal Government Spending
|Federal Pensions||$0.9 trillion|
|Federal Health Care||+ $0.9 trillion|
|Federal Education||+ $0.1 trillion|
|National Defense||+ $0.8 trillion|
|Federal Welfare||+ $0.4 trillion|
|All Other Spending||+ $0.4 trillion|
|Total Federal Spending||$3.5 trillion|
|Federal Deficit||+ $0.7 trillion|
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Total spending: actual, as reported by the Office of Management and Budget and the US Bureau of the Census.
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Spending data is from official government sources.
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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'Guesstimated' by projecting the latest change in reported spending forward to future years