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|Fiscal Year||Federal Spending||State Spending||Local Spending||Total Spending|
|2017||$3.98 trillion||$1.75 trillion||$1.87 trillion||$6.93 trillion|
|2018||$4.11 trillion||$1.81 trillion||$1.93 trillion||$7.12 trillion|
|2019||$4.41 trillion||$1.87 trillion||$1.99 trillion||$7.56 trillion|
|2020||$4.60 trillion||$1.94 trillion||$2.05 trillion||$7.88 trillion|
Note that federal spending is gross spending, and includes monies transferred to state and local governments. State and local spending is direct spending on programs.
There are three levels of governments in the US: federal, state, and local. The following table shows Federal spending. Federal spending includes grants and transfers to state and local governments.
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Government Spending includes federal, state, and local spending. Intergovernmental transfers represent federal grants and transfers spent by states or local governments on programs at the state or local level.
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Spending data is from official government sources.
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Federal spending data begins in 1792.
State and local spending data begins in 1820.
State and local spending data for individual states begins in 1957.
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