Three items totaling about $2.4 trillion combine for nearly two thirds of President Barack Obama's proposed $3.7 trillion 2012 fiscal year budget.
The expenses for the departments and agencies under President Obama's purview listed as total, outlays on the budget includes mandatory spending required by law and discretionary spending, which the Obama administration can vary.
Spending expected for the Department of Health and Human Services is $892 billion. Spending for the Social Security Administration at $817 billion, and Defense Department spending at $707 billion.
An Overseas Contingency Operations expense of $118 billion includes a budget for military, diplomatic and related expenses, with most of it going to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq,
The remaining 19 items combined total is nearly $885 million.
See the main items of the Obama administration's proposed budget below.
|Item||Total, Outlays (in millions of dollars)|
|Dept. of Health and Human Services|
|Social Security Administration|
|Dept. of Defense|
|Dept. of Agriculture|
|Dept. of Veterans Affairs|
|Afghanistan and Iraq - Overseas Contingency Operations|
|Dept. of the Treasury|
|Dept. of Labor|
|Dept. of Education|
|Dept. of State and Other International Programs|
|Dept. of Housing and Urban Development|
|Dept. of homeland Security|
|Dept. of Energy|
|Dept. of Justice|
|NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration|
|Dept. of the Interior|
|Dept. of Transportation|
|Dept. of Commerce|
|EPA - Environmental Protection Agency|
|Corps of Engineers - Civil Works|
|National Science Foundation|
|Small Business Administration|
|Corporation for National and Community Service|
Source: Office of Management and Budget