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The 2000 Budget: Nitty-gritty details

February 1, 1999
Web posted at: 2:37 p.m. EDT (1437 GMT)

In this resource:

Budget by the numbers

Breakdown of President Bill Clinton's proposed fiscal year 2000 budget:

  • Revenues: $1.883 trillion
  • Outlays: $1.766 trillion
  • Surplus: $117.3 billion
  • Discretionary outlays: $591.5 billion
  • Mandatory outlays: $959.0 billion
  • Interest: $215.2 billion

Budget history

The federal government in its first 112 years, 1789 through 1900, collected $15.622 billion, spent $16.543 billion and ran a deficit of $921 million. Receipts, expenditures and surpluses or deficits in this century, with estimates for 1999 and projections in President Clinton's budget for 2000 through 2004, in millions of dollars:


Year     Received     Spent    Surplus/Deficit
1910        676         694         -18
1920      6,649       6,358         291
1930      4,058       3,320         738
1940      6,548       9,468      -2,920
1950     39,443      42,562      -3,119
1960     92,492      92,191         301
1970    192,807     195,649      -2,842
1980    517,112     590,947     -73,835
1990  1,031,969   1,253,163    -221,194
1996  1,453,062   1,560,512    -107,450
1997  1,579,292   1,601,232     -22,940
1998  1,721,798   1,652,552      69,246
1999  1,806,334   1,727,071      79,263
2000  1,882,992   1,765,687     117,305
2001  1,933,316   1,799,216     134,100
2002  2,007,058   1,820,313     186,745
2003  2,075,022   1,892,980     182,042
2004  2,165,527  1,957,904    207,623

Receipts minus expenditures may differ slightly from surplus or deficit figures because of rounding

Outlay highlights

Highlights of the total government outlays from Clinton's budget, in billions of dollars.

Agency                   1998    1999    2000
Legislative               2.6     2.9     3.1
Judiciary                 3.5     3.9     4.1
Agriculture              53.9    63.4    55.2
Commerce                  4.0     4.8     6.6
Military Defense        256.1   263.5   260.8
Civil Defense            31.2    32.3    33.2
Education                31.5    34.4    34.9
Energy                   14.4    15.5    15.7
Health/Human Srv        350.6   375.5   400.3
Housing-UrbanDev         30.2    32.3    32.5
Interior                  7.2     8.4     8.5
Justice                  16.2    16.5    19.8
Labor                    30.0    34.9    38.6
State                     5.4     6.8     6.9
Transportation           39.5    41.9    45.5
Treasury                390.1   385.9   377.9
Veterans Affairs         41.8    43.5    43.9
EPA                       6.3     6.7     7.3
NASA                     14.2    14.0    13.6
OffPersonnelMgmt         46.3    48.3    50.5
SocialSecAdmin cr       408.2   422.4   439.0
Total                 1,652.5 1,727.1 1,765.7

Columns may not add precisely to the total because of the effects of rounding the numbers.

Economic projections in budget

Economic projections for real gross domestic product growth, GDP price index, Consumer Price Index, unemployment rate, 91-day Treasury bill interest rate and 10-year Treasury note interest rate in President Clinton's budget for fiscal 2000. Real GDP and the price indexes show percentage change, fourth quarter over fourth quarter. Unemployment rate and interest rates are annual averages.

 199920002001200220032004
Real GDP2.02.02.02.42.42.4
GDP Index1.52.12.12.12.12.1
CPI2.32.32.32.32.32.3
Unemp rate4.85.05.35.35.35.3
91-day Tbill4.24.34.34.44.44.4
10-yr Tnote4.95.05.25.35.45.4

Source: The Associated Press


THE 2000 BUDGET

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Budget debate resumes Monday (10-24-99)

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Citizen's guide to the budget impasse (9-29-99)

Housing secretary blasts GOP plan to cut budget (8-26-99)


1999 BUDGET

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