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States With the Most Federal Funding

Federal spending per capita: $11,452Total federal spending: $294 billionNumber of state residents: 25.7 millionTexas was the 2nd-highest recipient of total federal spending in the nation in fiscal year 2011. However, on a per capita basis, it almost brings up the rear of the top 10, with a mere $11,452 in federal dollars spent per Texan.Of the top 10 prime award received, three went to the Department of Health and Human Services. The remaining seven went to the Department of Homeland Security. P

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9. Texas

Federal spending per capita: $11,452
Total federal spending: $294 billion
Number of residents: 25.7 million

Texas was the second-highest recipient of total federal money. However, on a per capita basis, it almost brings up the rear of the top 10, with $11,452 in federal dollars spent per Texan.

Of the top 10 prime award received, three went to the Department of Health and Human Services. The rest went to the Department of Homeland Security. Prime award contractors included Lockheed Martin and the Raytheon.

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