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Spending

On this site, the term spending could either describe obligations (amount awarded) or outlays (amount paid out).

Supplemental Appropriations

Budget authority provided in an appropriations act in addition to regular or continuing appropriations already provided. Supplemental appropriations generally are made to cover emergencies, such as disaster relief, or other needs deemed too urgent to be postponed until the enactment of next year's regular appropriations act.