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.
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Discretionary budget authority (billions of dollars)
Defense (DoD -- Excluding Overseas
Energy (Excluding National Nuclear
|Health and Human Services||84.4||82.2||-2.6%|
|Housing and Urban Development||42.8||41.7||-2.6%|
State and Other International Programs
(Excluding Non-Security Funding
|Corps of Engineers||
|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%|