by Michael Sargent
The Heritage Foundation
June 12, 2014
After the past two years of budgetary dysfunction, during which Congress relied on temporary agreements to fund the government, the appropriations committees are back in session with the charge to present all 12 spending bills for fiscal year (FY) 2015. While taxpayers write the federal government a check each year, it is difficult to follow where their money is actually spent. In order to create more accountability and visibility in the appropriations process, Heritage will be tracking the progress of all 12 spending bills and keeping you updated in an easy-to-read appropriations chart. This tracker will allow Americans to easily compare the differences between the House, Senate, and President’s proposals and will show them which departments and pro-grams are slated to receive the most funds in 2015.

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