For people who are not very familiar with the federal budget, it can be a challenge to find out how much the government spends and takes in each year and what programs and revenue sources account for the largest portions of those budgetary flows.
With the start of a new Congress, we thought it would be a good time to update our budget infographics, which offer a detailed look at fiscal year 2016 as well as broader trends over the past few decades. You can view the four infographics below—the first focuses on the overall budget and the other three focus on its components:
- The Federal Budget in 2016
- Mandatory Spending in 2016
- Discretionary Spending in 2016
- Revenues in 2016
If you’re interested in the outlook for revenues and outlays over the next decade, see The Budget and Economic Outlook: 2017 to 2027, which CBO released late last month.
Leigh Angres is CBO’s Associate Director for Legislative Affairs.