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The three biggest federal programs are health care (including Medicare and Medicaid), pensions (including Social Security), and Defense.

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FY16 Federal Budget Spending Estimates
for Fiscal Years 2015 - 2020

2015   2016   2017   2018   2019   2020  


Units: By default, values are displayed in billions of nominal 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.
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US Federal Government FY 16 Budget
Estimated Outlays in $ billion nominal
-5yr -1yr   as of Winter 2015   +1yr +3yr
Estimated Outlays from US Federal FY 16 Budget
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FY 2015
 Outlays
FY 2016
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FY 2017
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FY 2018
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FY 2019
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FY 2020
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[–]  Pensions:  Start chart959.01,011.61,062.41,117.91,188.51,258.4
[+]  Sickness and disability156.1158.1162.6165.5171.0177.3
[+]  Old age803.0853.5899.9952.41,017.51,081.1
[+]  Health Care1,017.71,107.41,134.11,175.01,272.61,338.1
[+]  Education149.0119.2130.0138.9146.9152.9
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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.
Defense813.9851.8840.4822.7835.4851.3
[+]  Welfare375.9393.2402.3402.3414.5419.0
[+]  Protection35.537.939.239.740.140.5
[+]  Transportation92.998.7103.8107.2108.1109.8
[+]  General Government48.249.950.849.551.054.1
[+]  Other Spending37.346.793.4145.9112.0118.5
[+]  Interest229.2283.0361.3424.2483.5543.8
[+]  Balance0.00.00.00.00.00.0
[+]  Total Spending3,758.63,999.54,217.84,423.34,652.64,886.4
[+]  Federal Deficit582.5474.3462.8478.9517.7554.1
[+]  Gross Public Debt18,627.619,333.820,095.120,870.321,640.322,413.2
[+]  Other Borrowing250.6231.9298.5296.4252.2218.8
[+]  Agency/GSE Debt8,075.48,235.28,400.08,569.88,745.08,925.7
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g - 'guesstimated' projection by usgovernmentspending.com

Data Sources for 2015:
Federal: Fed. Budget: Hist. Tables 3.2, 5.1, 7.1

Data Sources for 2020:
Federal: Fed. Budget: Hist. Tables 3.2, 5.1, 7.1


The table shows overall budgeted federal outlays for major functions for the next five years, as estimated in the historical tables in the current presidential budget.

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But. For the “default” and “programs” views, we have extracted data from the Public Budget Database to expand Social Security and Medicare beyond the single line item each gets in Table 3.2. The Public Budget Database starts publishing six years of estimated outlays with the FY10 budget, so this page will only provide a full six years of estimated outlays starting with the FY10 budget.

Notes

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 president’s budget is typically published each year in February.

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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 1820.

State and local spending data for individual states begins in 1957.

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Data Sources for 2015_2020:

Sources for 2015:

GDP, GO: GDP, GO Sources
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

Sources for 2020:

GDP, GO: GDP, GO Sources
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

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Federal Budget for FY19 Released

On February 12, 2019, we updated usgovernmentspending.com with the numbers from the historical tables in the Budget of the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2019. Actual revenue for FY 2017 and estimated revenue through FY 2023 come from Historical Tables 2.1, 2.4, and 2.5. Actual spending for FY 2017 and estimated spending at the subfunction level through FY 2023 come from Table 3.2. Budget Authority estimates come from Table 5.1, federal debt estimates come from Table 7.1 and GDP estimates come from Table 10.1. Intergovernmental transfers come from Table 12.3.

Here is how headline budget estimates for the upcoming FY 2019 fiscal year have changed since the release of the FY 2017 budget a year ago in 2016.

FY 2019 Federal Budget Changes Since 2017
$ billionEstimate in
FY18 Budget
Estimate in
FY19 Budget
Change
Federal Outlays$4,339.6$4,406.7+$67.1
Federal Receipts$3,813.7$3,422.3-$391.4
Federal Deficit$525.9$984.4+$458.5

You can see line item changes from budget to budget here. You can compare budget estimates with actuals here.

Account level spending estimates through FY 2023 come from the Outlays table in the Public Budget Database and were updated on usgovernmentspending.com on February 12, 2018.

Account level budget authority estimates through FY 2023 come from the Budget Authority table in the Public Budget Database and were updated on usgovernmentspending.com on February 12, 2018.

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