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Congress has authorized billions in spending to address the opioid crisis. But money authorized isn’t always money spent: $300 million went unused.
Most states get a majority of their annual revenue from non-tax sources, such as federal funding, which increased during the pandemic.
The reports USAFacts readers loved the most in 2023.
In 2022, the average age of a federal workforce employee was 47.
Dogs working for the federal government typically have roles that involve either detection or search — nearly 3,000 work for the Department of Homeland Security.
The federal government collected nearly $1 trillion more in revenue in 2022 than in 2020. 52% of total revenue comes from income taxes.
Five ways the Congressional Research Service can evolve traditional reporting methods through utilizing data provision.
Limited or deficient data makes it difficult to address key issues of national concern — but leveraging modern technology and data can help affect change.
The US government generates data on everything from unemployment rates to the status of endangered marine mammals. Here’s why that’s important.
The shadow docket process is a faster route to a Supreme Court decision, but it is also less transparent.