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Budget and Spending

Federal Spending

The Budget Book

The 114th Congress has an opportunity and obligation to stop Washington’s taxpayer-financed spending spree. Read More.

Federal Budget in Pictures

The Heritage Foundation's Federal Budget in Pictures offers a unique tool to learn about the federal budget in a clear and compelling way. Read More.

The Highway to Bankruptcy

The Transportation, Housing and Urban Development appropriations bill continues Washington’s bloated, inefficient, and politicized role in infrastructure spending. Read More. .

Federal spending is out-of-control and is projected to grow even faster in the future, burdening Americans and saddling future generations with a massive, unaffordable debt. Congress should cut current spending and rein in future spending through entitlement reforms, without raising taxes, and while assuring full funding for America’s defense.


Experts on Federal Spending

  • Romina  Boccia img Romina Boccia

    Deputy Director, Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies and Grover M. Hermann Research Fellow

  • Jim DeMint img Jim DeMint


  • Paul Winfree img Paul Winfree

    Director, Thomas A Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies and Richard F. Aster Fellow