• Heritage Action
  • More

Blueprint for Balance Increases Defense Budget, Remains Below Historical Averages

Created on February 29, 2016

Blueprint for Balance Increases Defense Budget, Remains Below Historical Averages

DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic.

Read the original report, "Congress Should Enact a Strong Defense Budget in FY 2017," by Justin T. Johnson.

Notes: Figures have been rounded. Years shown are fiscal years.Sources: U.S. Office of Management and Budget, Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2012: Analytical Perspectives (Washington, DC: U.S. Government Publishing Office, 2011), Table 32–1, http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BUDGET-2012-PER/pdf/BUDGET-2012-PER-1-7-1.pdf (accessed February 25, 2016); U.S. Department of Defense, National Defense Budget Estimates for FY 2016, pp. 264–266, Table 7–7, http://comptroller.defense.gov/Portals/45/Documents/defbudget/fy2016/FY16_Green_Book.pdf (accessed February 25, 2016); U.S. Office of Management and Budget, Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2017: Summary Tables (Washington, DC: U.S. Government Publishing Office, 2016), Tables S–10 and S–11, http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BUDGET-2012-PER/pdf/BUDGET-2012-PER-1-7-1.pdf (accessed February 25, 2016); and The Heritage Foundation, “Blueprint for Balance: A Federal Budget for 2017,” February 23, 2016, http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2016/02/a-blueprint-for-balance-a-federal-budget-for-2017.

CHART 1 • IB 4521

Tags: national-defense, Blueprint-for-Balance