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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 federal government collected nearly $1 trillion more in revenue in 2022 than in 2020. 52% of total revenue comes from income taxes.
This year's USAFacts 10-K provides spending data from all levels of government. It can serve as an important document given the current debate over the debt ceiling — a heated discussion that could benefit from some cooler, data-driven perspectives.
As of March 2023, 38 federal programs were classified as high risk, meaning they pose a threat to public health, national security, economic growth, or citizens' rights, among other concerns.
Since February 2022, the United States has allocated $113.4 billion in emergency funding to support Ukraine in wartime.
Individual income taxes accounted for more than half of total revenues for the federal government in 2022.
The CHIPS Act contains more than $50 billion to support the domestic semiconductor industry.
Congress passed reconciliation bills for 77% of budget resolutions since 1981.
The largest revenue drop was in the second quarter, as many states delayed income tax collection.