Budget requests, agency-by-agency

President Obama's fiscal 2012 budget calls for cuts in discretionary spending at eight of the major non-security agencies. The Commerce and Justice departments face the steepest cuts: Justice would lose $6.7 billion in discretionary budget authority under Obama's proposal, a 24.3 percent decrease from fiscal 2010, while Commerce's budget would decrease by $5.1 billion -- a whopping 36.7 percent decline from its overall fiscal 2010 budget.

Agencies that would see budget boosts under the president's proposal include the Education, Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs departments.

Click here to view the fiscal 2012 budget documents.

Discretionary budget authority (billions of dollars)
Departments 2010
Agriculture 25.1 22.0 -12.4%
Commerce 13.9 8.8 -36.7%
Defense (DoD -- Excluding Overseas
Contingency Operations)
530.1 553.0 4.3%
Education 64.3 77.4 20.4%
Energy (Excluding National Nuclear
Security Administration)
16.6 17.8 7.2%
Health and Human Services 84.4 82.2 -2.6%
Homeland Security 39.8 43.2 8.5%
Housing and Urban Development 42.8 41.7 -2.6%
Interior 12.1 12.1 0.0%
Justice 27.6 20.9 -24.3%
Labor 13.5 12.8 -5.2%
State and Other International Programs
(Excluding Non-Security Funding
49.8 52.7 5.8%
Transportation 14.7 13.4 -8.8%
Treasury 13.4 14.0 4.5%
Veterans Affairs 53.1 58.8 10.7%
Major Agencies
Corps of Engineers


4.6 -16.4%
Environmental Protection Agency 10.3 9.0 -12.6%
National Aeronautics and Space Administration 18.7 18.7 0.0%
National Science Foundation 6.9 7.8 13.0%
Small Business Administration 0.8 1.0 25.0%
Social Security Administration 9.3 10.2 9.7%
Corporation for National and Community Service 1.2 1.3 8.3%
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