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Budget and Spending

Federal Spending

Federal Budget in Pictures

The Heritage Foundation's Federal Budget in Pictures offers a unique tool to learn about the federal budget in a clear and compelling way. Read More.

Federal Spending By the Numbers 2013

In 2013, federal spending approached $3.5 trillion and the deficit dropped to “only” $642 billion. Read More.

Federal spending is out-of-control and is projected to grow even faster in the future, burdening Americans and saddling future generations with a massive, unaffordable debt. Congress should cut current spending and rein in future spending through entitlement reforms, without raising taxes, and while assuring full funding for America’s defense.

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Experts on Federal Spending