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From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms

Function / Functional Classification

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Categories of spending established for accounting purposes to keep track of specific expenditures. Each account is placed in the single function (such as national defense, agriculture, health, etc.) that best represents its major purpose, regardless of the agency administering the program. The functions do not correspond directly with appropriations or with the budgets of individual agencies. (See also Budget Resolution.)



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