Non-Defense Discretionary Programs Have Seen Large Cuts and Face More Cuts in 2015
 Part of the reduction reflects a decline in Census Bureau funding after the 2010 decennial census and increases in receipts from Federal Housing Administration mortgage insurance programs and certain changes in mandatory programs. Excluding these factors, the inflation-adjusted cut in NDD funding from 2010 to 2014 was 10 percent.
 This analysis is done using outlays (spending) rather than budget authority (funding) because the historical data for outlays go back further and are less susceptible to comparability problems. Figures reflect all non-defense, non-entitlement outlays, including those for overseas contingency operations, emergencies, disaster relief, and the Highway Trust Fund, funding for which is exempt from the BCA caps.
 These figures come from the latest CBO baseline estimates, made in August 2014, and assume compliance with the BCA caps as reduced by sequestration.
 Under budget rules, the amount by which the receipts from the FHA mortgage insurance programs exceed expected program costs (including expected defaults, which the insurance will have to cover) is credited to the relevant appropriations bill. This crediting effectively increases the overall level of discretionary funding that can be provided while still meeting the BCA caps.