2021 Discretionary Spending

Discretionary Spending 2021
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This is how the United States budget allocates discretionary spending in the most recent fiscal year. Discretionary spending includes programs whose funding levels are set each year by lawmakers during the appropriations process, including the military, education, job training, and the environment. It does not include earned-benefit programs like Social Security and Medicare. See our Total Spending chart to see how the full federal budget is spent.

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