From health insurance to prescription drug prices, the cost of healthcare has been a political issue for decades.
Significant issues around immigration, including data on asylum seekers, DACA, and visas, plus border security.
The number of new jobs and the unemployment rate are regularly cited in the news, but they’re just part of the picture.
Transportation & Infrastructure
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.