Data By Topic Government Finances

Spending

The federal government's spending includes a large number of programs that provide benefits to individuals and families, including Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Social Security, unemployment insurance, and many other programs. The federal government also spends on programs that benefit citizens less directly, including military spending, infrastructure spending, and foreign aid. Read more about where these numbers come from at the USAFacts financial methodology page.

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