2015 Discretionary Spending

Discretionary Spending 2015
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Discretionary Spending 2015
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This is how the United States budget allocates $1.11 trillion in discretionary spending in fiscal year 2015. Discretionary spending, which accounts for 29 percent of the total 2015 budget, 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 $3.84 trillion federal budget will be spent in 2015.

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