Agency spending proposed by Obama for 2015

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Posted: Mar 04, 2014 5:36 PM

A glance at congressionally appropriated spending levels proposed by President Barack Obama for each federal agency in his fiscal 2015 budget, beginning next Oct. 1. Agency numbers represent budget authority. The figures do not include spending on automatic benefit and subsidy programs that together account for 70 percent of government spending. Figures for many of those programs were not provided by the White House Office of Management and Budget.

The figures for each agency also omit the $55.4 billion "opportunity" initiative Obama would divide equally between domestic and military programs. An agency-by-agency accounting of that proposed spending was not included in the White House budget documents.

Department Discretionary BA 2014 Discretionary BA 2015 % Change from 2014
Agriculture 24.1 22.2 -7.9%
Commerce 8.3 8.8 6.0%
Defense 496.0 495.6 -0.1%
Education 67.3 68.6 1.9%
Energy 27.2 27.9 2.6%
EPA 8.2 7.9 -3.7%
HHS 79.8 73.7 -7.6%
Homeland Security 39.3 38.2 -2.8%
HUD 33.7 32.6 -3.3%
Interior 11.5 11.5 0.0%
Justice 27.2 27.4 0.7%
Labor 12.0 11.8 -1.7%
State 42.7 42.6 -0.2%
Transportation 13.7 14.0 2.2%
Treasury 11.8 12.4 5.1%
Veterans 63.4 65.3 3.0%
NASA 17.6 17.5 -0.6%
Corps of Engineers 5.5 4.5 -18.2%
Other Agencies 38.8 37.5 -3.4%
Opportunity Initiative 0.0 55.4

Note:

1. Other agencies include the General Services Administration, National Science Foundation, Small Business Administration, Social Security Administration, and Corporation for National and Community Service.

2. Obama's Opportunity, Growth and Security Initiative provides for investments in both defense and non-defense programs. The amounts are not allocated to specific programs or departments.

Source: Fiscal 2015 Budget of the United State, White House Office of Management and Budget.