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State of the Union Spending Analysis Archive

National Taxpayers Union Foundation’s State of the Union (SOTU) cost analyses detail the budgetary impact of all the actionable proposals made during the President’s annual address to Congress. Our researchers identify every policy supported during the address that could increase or decrease federal spending. We then match them with cost estimates for identical or similar measures introduced as legislation, in a previous budget proposal, or in third-party studies. By compiling each of those estimates, we are able to derive the total net cost of the agenda presented during the President’s speech.

A historical comparison page is also available. 

2017 State of the Union

2016 State of the Union

2015 State of the Union

2014 State of the Union

2013 State of the Union

2012 State of the Union

2011 State of the Union

2010 State of the Union

2009 State of the Union*

2008 State of the Union

2007 State of the Union

2006 State of the Union

2005 State of the Union

2004 State of the Union

2003 State of the Union

2002 State of the Union*

2000 State of the Union

1999 State of the Union

For past State of the Union Addresses, go to C-SPAN's SOTU Series page.

* Historically Presidents do not give State of the Union addresses their first year in office (2001 for President Bush, 2009 for President Obama).