Federal spending is unsustainable and...

Federal spending is unsustainable and Congress is unwilling to do anything about it

In a report submitted to Congress on June 21, the GAO notes the federal deficit has continued to grow every year in the last few years. In fiscal year 2015, the federal deficit was $439 billion, in fiscal year 2016 it was $587 billion and in fiscal year 2017 it was $666 billion.

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