Infographic: Discretionary Spending in 2013

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The federal budget in 2013

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Infographic: Discretionary Spending in 2013

  1. 1. The FEDERAL BUDGET in 2013 A Closer Look at Discretionary Spending Spending that lawmakers control through annual appropriation acts Discretionary Spending at a Glance Trends in Discretionary Spending Percentage of gross domestic product Discretionary Spending in 2013 Billions of dollars Prepared by Maureen Costantino and Jonathan Schwabish Source: Congressional Budget Office, April 2014 Contact: CBO Projections Unit, Budget Analysis Division For more details, see CBO’s Updated Budget Projections: 2014 to 2024 (April 2014), http://go.usa.gov/k2TA. All data are for federal fiscal years, which run from October 1 to September 30. Numbers may not add up to totals because of rounding. REVENUES, $2.8 Trillion SPENDING, $3.5 Trillion Mandatory $2.0 Trillion Discretionary $1.2 Trillion Net Interest $0.2 Trillion FISCALYEAR2013 0 200 400 600 800 1,000 Operations and Maintenance Transportation Income Security Veterans’ Benefits and Services Health OtherAdministration of Justice International Affairs Education, Training, Employment, and Social Services Military Personnel Procurement OtherResearch, Development, Test, and Evaluation $259 $90 $88 $64 $59 $57 $51 $47 $121 $144 $115 $67 $41 Includes spending on military construction, family housing, and some defense-related activities by agencies other than the Department of Defense, such as the atomic energy activities of the Department of Energy. Includes spending for natural resources and environment; general science, space, and technology; general government; community and regional development; agriculture; administrative costs of Medicare and Social Security; energy; and commerce and housing credit programs. 1993 1998 2003 2008 2013 0 2 4 Defense Nondefense Defense $626 Billion Nondefense $576 Billion 3.6 3.0 3.1 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.5 4.3 4.2 3.5 Discretionary spending as a percentage of gross domestic product in 2013 7.2% Discretionary spending by the federal government in 2013 $1.2 Trillion Spending in 2013 on national defense, the largest component of discretionary spending $626 Billion 7.3% Average discretionary spending as a percentage of gross domestic product between 1993 and 2012

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