Units: By default, values are displayed in billions of dollars. By using a dropdown control in the table heading you can select millions of dollars, percent of GDP, percent of federal total, percent of overall total, dollars per capita of population, and thousand dollars per capita of population.
US Budget Year: By default, the table displays budgeted and estimated numbers in the current US Budget submitted to the Congress by the president. But you can look at previous budgeted numbers using this dropdown control.
|US Federal Government FY 14+ Budget|
Actual Outlays in $ billion nom
|-5yr -1yr Fiscal Years 2006 - 2011 +1yr +3yr|
|Actual Outlays from US Federal FY 14+ Budget|
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|[+]||Total Spending: Start chart||2,655.1||2,728.7||2,982.5||3,517.7||3,457.1||3,603.1|
|[+]||Gross Public Debt||8,451.4||8,950.8||9,986.1||11,875.9||13,528.8||14,764.2|
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Data Sources for 2011:
The table shows overall actual federal expenditures for major functions for a six year window, as reported in the historical tables in the latest presidential budget.
If the most recent year, 2013, shows many values as budgeted, it is because the details of actual expenditure for the latest year have not yet been released.
You can move the the six-year window, change the units displayed, or drill down to view more detailed spending information.
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.
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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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US, State Pop FY13
Sources for 2006:
Sources for 2011:
GDP: See GDP Update Delay
Federal: Fed. Budget: Hist. Tables 3.2, 5.1, 7.1
State and Local: State and Local Gov. Finances
Guesstimated by projecting the latest change in reported spending forward to future years
First, Fannie Mae made a onetime payment to the Treasury of around $50 billion resulting from a revaluation of certain tax assets that significantly increased its net worth. Second, because both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were profitable in 2013, the companies were required to make quarterly payments to the Treasury in amounts related to the increase in their net worth.