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The departments’ funding similarly responds to nationwide financial crises; after the 2008 housing bubble burst, the Commerce Department got increased funding to respond. Financial agencies outside these departments, such as the FDIC, which insures Americans’ bank deposits, also saw spending spikes during that period (though that money is funded by insurance premiums, not Congress).

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Like many other portions of the budget, they often fluctuate with the state of the economy. The biggest spikes came after the 2008 financial crisis. Between 2008 and 2009, the Labor Department’s canada goose outlet vancouver budget went up by about 50 percent to fund more job training programs as part of the stimulus. The stimulus also increased HHS’s budget by half, funding everything from the promotion of medical technology to Head Start.

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The 2009 stimulus had one of the biggest impacts. The budget for the General Services Administration, which helps the other agencies function, went up nearly twentyfold between 2008 and 2009, in part funding the construction and repair of government buildings around the country. The Environmental Protection Agency’s budget nearly doubled, and in the aggregate, canada goose outlet shop agency budgets went up by about a third.

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