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[Historical Tables, Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 1999]
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                                            Table 8.9--BUDGET AUTHORITY FOR DISCRETIONARY PROGRAMS: 1976-2003                                           
                                                                (in billions of dollars)                                                                
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                  Category and Program                       1976         TQ         1977        1978        1979        1980        1981        1982   
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National defense........................................       97.6        23.5       110.4       117.3       126.9       144.5       180.4       217.2 
International affairs...................................        8.4         1.6         9.5        11.0        13.3        12.9        17.6        14.2 
Domestic:                                                                                                                                               
  General science, space and technology:                                                                                                                
    General science and basic research..................        1.0         0.2         1.1         1.3         1.3         1.5         1.5         1.5 
    Space and other technology..........................        3.2         0.8         3.5         3.8         4.2         4.8         5.1         5.7 
                                                         -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total General science, space and technology.......        4.3         1.1         4.6         5.1         5.6         6.2         6.6         7.2 
                                                         -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Energy................................................        3.6         0.9         5.6         9.0         8.4        17.4         9.0         8.3 
  Natural resources and environment.....................        6.9         2.1        10.6        14.6        14.7        14.6        12.9        13.1 
  Agriculture...........................................        1.2         0.3         1.3         1.5         1.6         1.6         1.8         1.8 
  Commerce and housing credit...........................        3.6         1.1         4.5         4.2         4.3         6.2         4.3         3.3 
  Transportation:                                                                                                                                       
    Ground transportation...............................        3.0         1.3         2.1         2.9         5.2         6.2         8.7         8.5 
    Air transportation..................................        2.3         0.5         2.5         2.7         3.0         3.2         3.4         3.2 
    Water and other transportation......................        1.3         0.3         1.3         1.6         1.7         1.8         2.1         2.4 
                                                         -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total Transportation..............................        6.5         2.1         5.9         7.1         9.9        11.2        14.2        14.1 
                                                         -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Community and regional development....................        4.1         0.4        12.2         9.7         8.9         9.7         7.7         6.2 
  Education, training, employment and social services:                                                                                                  
    Education...........................................        8.8         3.3        10.5        11.0        12.6        12.7        12.4        11.7 
    Training, employment and social services............        8.6         1.2        15.6         6.6        14.1        11.7        11.3         6.5 
                                                         -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total Education, training, employment and social                                                                                                  
       services.........................................       17.4         4.5        26.2        17.7        26.7        24.4        23.7        18.2 
                                                         -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Health................................................        6.2         1.2         6.9         7.7         8.3         8.8         8.7         8.2 
  Income security:                                                                                                                                      
    Housing assistance..................................       18.6         0.1        28.6        32.3        24.8        27.7        26.1        13.9 
    Other...............................................        0.7         0.2         1.0         1.2         1.7         3.7         4.5         4.4 
                                                         -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total Income security.............................       19.4         0.3        29.6        33.5        26.5        31.4        30.5        18.3 
                                                         -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Social security.......................................  ..........  ..........  ..........  ..........  ..........         -*          -*   ..........
  Veterans benefits and services........................        4.9         1.2         5.6         6.2         6.8         7.0         7.6         8.5 
  Administration of justice.............................        3.3         0.9         3.6         3.9         4.2         4.4         4.4         4.7 
  General government....................................        6.4         2.4         6.1         6.7         4.9         5.4         5.7         5.9 
                                                         -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        Total domestic..................................       87.7        18.5       122.6       126.9       130.7       148.4       137.1       117.7 
                                                         ===============================================================================================
Total discretionary budget authority....................      193.7        43.5       242.5       255.3       270.9       305.8       335.1       349.1 
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See footnotes at end of table.                                                                                                                          


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                  Table 8.9--BUDGET AUTHORITY FOR DISCRETIONARY PROGRAMS: 1976-2003--Continued                  
                                            (in billions of dollars)                                            
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    Category and Program         1983        1984        1985        1986        1987        1988        1989   
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National defense............      245.0       265.6       294.9       289.6       288.0       292.5       300.1 
International affairs.......       16.0        25.2        24.1        20.3        18.8        18.1        18.5 
Domestic:                                                                                                       
  General science, space and                                                                                    
   technology:                                                                                                  
    General science and                                                                                         
     basic research.........        1.6         2.0         2.2         2.1         2.3         2.5         2.8 
    Space and other                                                                                             
     technology.............        6.5         6.9         6.9         7.2        10.2         8.3        10.0 
                             -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total General science,                                                                                    
       space and technology.        8.1         8.8         9.1         9.3        12.5        10.8        12.8 
                             -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Energy....................        6.9         6.0         6.5         4.3         3.2         4.7         4.7 
  Natural resources and                                                                                         
   environment..............       14.6        14.0        15.1        13.4        16.2        16.2        17.3 
  Agriculture...............        2.0         2.1         2.2         2.1         2.3         2.3         2.4 
  Commerce and housing                                                                                          
   credit...................        3.6         3.8         4.0         2.9         2.9         2.9         3.1 
  Transportation:                                                                                               
    Ground transportation...        5.5         4.3         4.1         3.4         3.4         3.0         3.0 
    Air transportation......        3.9         4.3         5.1         4.6         4.7         5.2         5.8 
    Water and other                                                                                             
     transportation.........        2.4         2.7         2.5         2.2         2.4         2.4         2.8 
                             -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total Transportation..       11.8        11.3        11.6        10.1        10.5        10.6        11.6 
                             -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Community and regional                                                                                        
   development..............        7.5         6.5         6.2         5.7         5.6         5.4         6.0 
  Education, training,                                                                                          
   employment and social                                                                                        
   services:                                                                                                    
    Education...............       12.3        13.1        15.2        14.4        16.7        17.4        18.4 
    Training, employment and                                                                                    
     social services........        7.6        10.4         7.7         7.1         7.7         8.1         8.2 
                             -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total Education,                                                                                          
       training, employment                                                                                     
       and social services..       20.0        23.4        22.9        21.5        24.4        25.5        26.6 
                             -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Health....................        8.8         9.3        10.3        10.3        12.1        13.0        14.3 
  Income security:                                                                                              
    Housing assistance......       10.0        11.4        12.6        10.7         8.6         8.6         9.0 
    Other...................        4.9         5.1         5.0         5.1         5.0         4.7         5.8 
                             -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total Income security.       15.0        16.5        17.6        15.8        13.5        13.4        14.9 
                             -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Veterans benefits and                                                                                         
   services.................        9.5         9.9        10.8        10.7        11.3        11.6        12.4 
  Administration of justice.        5.3         6.0         6.6         6.7         8.5         9.0         9.9 
  General government........        6.7         7.0         7.1         7.4         8.1         8.5         9.1 
                             -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        Total domestic......      119.9       124.7       130.1       120.2       131.2       134.1       145.0 
                             ===================================================================================
Total discretionary budget                                                                                      
 authority..................      380.9       415.5       449.0       430.1       437.9       444.6       463.6 
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See footnotes at end of table.                                                                                  


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                  Table 8.9--BUDGET AUTHORITY FOR DISCRETIONARY PROGRAMS: 1976-2003--Continued                  
                                            (in billions of dollars)                                            
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    Category and Program         1990        1991        1992        1993        1994        1995        1996   
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National defense............      303.9       332.2       299.1       276.1       262.2       262.9       265.0 
International affairs.......       20.0        21.3        20.9        33.3        20.9        20.2        18.1 
Domestic:                                                                                                       
  General science, space and                                                                                    
   technology:                                                                                                  
    General science and                                                                                         
     basic research.........        3.2         3.5         4.1         4.2         4.6         4.1         4.1 
    Space and other                                                                                             
     technology.............       11.4        13.0        13.2        13.1        13.0        12.5        12.6 
                             -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total General science,                                                                                    
       space and technology.       14.5        16.5        17.3        17.2        17.6        16.7        16.7 
                             -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Energy....................        5.6         5.4         5.8         5.8         6.4         6.2         4.9 
  Natural resources and                                                                                         
   environment..............       18.6        19.6        21.3        21.4        22.4        20.4        20.7 
  Agriculture...............        2.7         3.1         4.5         4.3         4.4         4.0         4.2 
  Commerce and housing                                                                                          
   credit...................        3.9         2.8         3.9         3.8         3.7         3.6         3.7 
  Transportation:                                                                                               
    Ground transportation...        4.1         3.4         3.7         2.6         3.9         3.1         2.5 
    Air transportation......        6.6         7.3         8.1         8.3         8.4         6.0         8.0 
    Water and other                                                                                             
     transportation.........        2.9         2.9         3.2         3.1         3.4         3.5         3.2 
                             -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total Transportation..       13.5        13.7        15.0        14.0        15.7        12.5        13.6 
                             -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Community and regional                                                                                        
   development..............        7.3         5.8        11.3         9.6        15.3        12.0        11.6 
  Education, training,                                                                                          
   employment and social                                                                                        
   services:                                                                                                    
    Education...............       19.9        22.9        24.4        25.5        26.3        26.4        23.2 
    Training, employment and                                                                                    
     social services........        9.8        10.7        11.6        12.4        13.9        13.1        12.9 
                             -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total Education,                                                                                          
       training, employment                                                                                     
       and social services..       29.8        33.5        36.1        37.9        40.3        39.5        36.1 
                             -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Health....................       16.1        18.2        19.6        20.7        22.2        22.8        23.3 
  Medicare..................        2.4         2.6         2.9         2.8         3.0         3.0         2.9 
  Income security:                                                                                              
    Housing assistance......       10.8        19.6        19.7        21.1        21.1        15.3        16.4 
    Other...................        8.2        10.0        10.7        10.8        12.0        12.2        11.3 
                             -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total Income security.       18.9        29.6        30.4        31.9        33.1        27.5        27.8 
                             -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Social security...........        2.2         2.4         2.5         2.6         2.8         2.3         3.1 
  Veterans benefits and                                                                                         
   services.................       13.0        14.1        15.3        16.2        17.2        17.6        17.8 
  Administration of justice.       12.4        12.7        14.3        14.6        15.2        18.3        20.7 
  General government........       11.5        12.2        11.3        11.6        12.1        11.9        11.5 
                             -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        Total domestic......      172.4       192.3       211.5       214.6       231.4       218.5       218.8 
                             ===================================================================================
Total discretionary budget                                                                                      
 authority..................      496.4       545.8       531.6       524.0       514.5       501.5       501.9 
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See footnotes at end of table.                                                                                  


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                  Table 8.9--BUDGET AUTHORITY FOR DISCRETIONARY PROGRAMS: 1976-2003--Continued                  
                                            (in billions of dollars)                                            
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                                             1998        1999        2000        2001        2002        2003   
    Category and Program         1997      estimate    estimate    estimate    estimate    estimate    estimate 
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National defense............      266.2       268.6       271.6       277.0       284.8       288.1       298.0 
International affairs.......       18.2        19.0        20.2        19.2        18.9        18.8        18.8 
Domestic:                                                                                                       
  General science, space and                                                                                    
   technology:                                                                                                  
    General science and                                                                                         
     basic research.........        4.2         5.6         6.2         6.3         6.6         6.7         6.8 
    Space and other                                                                                             
     technology.............       12.5        12.3        12.3        12.2        12.2        12.2        12.2 
                             -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total General science,                                                                                    
       space and technology.       16.6        17.9        18.5        18.5        18.7        19.0        19.1 
                             -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Energy....................        4.2         2.8         3.5         3.2         3.1         3.0         3.0 
  Natural resources and                                                                                         
   environment..............       22.4        23.2        22.6        22.3        22.0        22.0        22.3 
  Agriculture...............        4.2         4.3         4.1         3.9         3.9         3.9         3.8 
  Commerce and housing                                                                                          
   credit...................        2.8         3.2         3.3         5.1         2.9         2.9         2.9 
  Transportation:                                                                                               
    Ground transportation...       25.6        27.8        27.7        27.6        27.6        27.6        27.6 
    Air transportation......        9.8        10.4        10.9        11.4        12.0        12.5        13.1 
    Water and other                                                                                             
     transportation.........        3.3         3.2         3.2         3.2         3.1         3.0         3.0 
                             -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total Transportation..       38.7        41.4        41.8        42.3        42.6        43.1        43.7 
                             -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Community and regional                                                                                        
   development..............       13.0         8.7         9.2         8.0         7.8         7.7         7.8 
  Education, training,                                                                                          
   employment and social                                                                                        
   services:                                                                                                    
    Education...............       28.2        31.3        33.3        33.6        33.7        33.4        33.3 
    Training, employment and                                                                                    
     social services........       14.3        15.0        15.4        15.6        15.7        15.9        15.5 
                             -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total Education,                                                                                          
       training, employment                                                                                     
       and social services..       42.5        46.4        48.6        49.1        49.4        49.3        48.9 
                             -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Health....................       25.1        26.4        27.5        28.3        29.2        30.5        33.0 
  Medicare..................        2.6         2.7         2.6         2.6         2.6         2.6         2.7 
  Income security:                                                                                              
    Housing assistance......       11.7        19.8        20.3        24.1        25.1        26.3        27.5 
    Other...................       11.0        12.1        12.7        12.6        12.7        12.8        12.8 
                             -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total Income security.       22.7        31.9        33.0        36.7        37.8        39.0        40.3 
                             -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Social security...........        3.5         3.2         3.2         3.2         3.2         3.2         3.2 
  Veterans benefits and                                                                                         
   services.................       18.9        19.0        18.9        18.9        18.9        18.9        19.6 
  Administration of justice.       22.9        24.2        25.7        24.6        24.4        24.6        25.1 
  General government........       11.8        12.5        13.0        12.1        12.2        12.0        12.1 
  Allowances................  ..........  ..........        3.2   ..........  ..........  ..........  ..........
                             -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        Total domestic......      252.0       267.8       278.8       278.8       278.8       281.7       287.4 
                             ===================================================================================
Total discretionary budget                                                                                      
 authority..................      536.3       555.4       570.6       575.0       582.5       588.6       604.2 
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* $50 million or less.                                                                                          
Note: Due to the effects of the Credit Reform Act of 1990 on the measurement and classification of Federal      
  credit activities, the discretionary budget authority for these programs for years prior to 1992 is not       
  strictly comparable to that for 1992 and beyond. Due to the effects of the Budget Enforcement Act of 1990 and 
  subsequent comparable redefinitions on the measurement and classification as budget authority of the          
  obligation limitations of certain special and trust funds, the discretionary budget authority for these       
  programs for years prior to 1990 is not strictly comparable to that for 1990 and beyond.                      
Note: Obligation limitations for transportation trust funds are shown as budget authority starting in 1997.     





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