Federal Budget also: Revenue Budget
Recent and budgeted headline federal budget numbers in the Budget including overall spending, deficit, and debt.
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Federal Budget: Spending by Function
Recent and budgeted federal spending in the Budget
for major federal spending functions.
Data Sources: Federal Spending 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 presidents budget is typically published each year in February.
Federal Budget in History
in percent GDP
1863 - Gross federal debt exceeded $1 billion for first time.
1865 - Federal spending exceeded $1 billion for first time.
1914 - Federal spending exceeded $1 billion for second time.
1918 - Gross federal debt exceeded $10 billion for first time.
1921 - Bureau of the Budget established by Budget and Accounting Act.
1943 - Gross federal debt exceeded $100 billion for first time.
1970 - Office of Management and Budget created.
1982 - Gross federal debt exceeded $1 trillion for first time.
1987 - Federal spending exceeded $1 trillion for first time.
2009 - Gross federal debt exceeded $10 trillion for first time.
1792 - Federal debt at 35 percent GDP.
1795 - Federal spending at two percent GDP.
1854 - Federal debt at one percent GDP.
1865 - Federal spending at 13 percent GDP at height of Civil War.
1867 - Federal debt at 32 percent GDP after Civil War.
1907 - Federal spending at 2.2 percent GDP.
1913 - Federal debt at 7.5 percent GDP.
1919 - Federal spending at 24 percent GDP at height of World War I.
1919 - Federal debt at 35 percent GDP after World War I.
1929 - Federal spending at 3.7 percent GDP.
1929 - Federal debt at 16 percent GDP.
1945 - Federal spending at 48 percent GDP at height of World War II.
1946 - Federal debt at 122 percent GDP after World War II.
1951 - Federal spending at 14.4 percent GDP.
1981 - Federal debt at 32 percent GDP.
1982 - Federal spending at 23 percent GDP.
1995 - Federal debt at 66 percent GDP.
2000 - Federal spending at 18 percent GDP.
2009 - Federal spending at 24 percent GDP.
2011 - Federal debt at 97 percent GDP.
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Gross Domestic Product data comes from measuringworth.com.
Detailed table of spending data sources here.
Federal spending data begins in 1792.
State and local spending data begins in 1890.
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Source: CBO Long-Term Budget Outlook .