Office of Budget, Planning, and Integration
The FY 2009 Congressional phrase of the budget process started with the transmittal of the President's Budget to Congress. Since the funding for the USGS is contained in the annual Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriation Bill, it is the House and Senate Appropriation Subcommittees, which review and make the initial recommended funding level for USGS. The excel file found below contains a series of worksheets that provide a basis for many of the funding details for the USGS President's Budget Request (referred to as the Budget Justification or the “Greenbook”).
Upon receipt of the President's Budget Request, a series of major steps in the Congressional Appropriations process are undertaken before funds are appropriated to the USGS:
Congressional action regarding the 2009 appropriation will be displayed as events occur. Two excel files found below this paragraph display USGS funding at the budget activity, subactivity, and program element levels and compare the proposed President's Budget Request to the most recent Congressional action. The first excel simply displays the most recent funding levels. The second excel file contains the same funding levels but also includes numerous footnotes that provide narrative details related to changes to the President's Budget Request.
Congressional Action Overview (without footnotes) (Excel 28 KB)
Congressional Action Overview (with footnotes) (Excel 63KB)
For more detailed views of 2009 Congressional action: Congressional Action Comparisons (Excel 519KB) – normally displays the results of Congressional Action at the Subcommittee, Full Committee, and Floor levels in the House and the Senate, as well as the Conference Action at the full USGS budget structure. Also, depicts comparisons between the President's Budget and House, Senate, and Conference Action funding levels, as well as comparisons between each of the Congressional Action levels. However, in 2009, no action for Interior (hence the USGS) was reported in the Full Appropriations Committee or on the Floor of the House or the Senate. The “Omnibus Bill of 2009” became the first and only “official” Congressional action related to the USGS 2009 President's Budget Request.
Detailed Congressional Action (Excel 555KB) – is also called the “Puts and Takes” Table and represents our most detailed view of Congressional Action. This table shows FY 2009 House, Senate, and Conference Action at the full USGS budget structure level and examines each individual increase or decrease either proposed by the President's Budget or reported out by the House and/or Senate, as a separate row in the table. For example across a row, one can see how the House, Senate, and ultimately the Conference Actions affected a proposed increase in the President's Budget. However, for 2009, the Omnibus Bill was the only action displayed.
During or after the enactment of the USGS's appropriation, there may be Across-the Board (ATB) reductions also enacted. In addition, other budget process changes (such as, rescissions, funding transfers in and/or out, budget supplemental funding) can occur during the fiscal year after initial enactment of the budget. The budget history file (Excel 296 KB) details these changes both at the budget structure and funds availability (one-year, multi-year, or no-year budget authority) levels of detail. In addition, this file provides a crosswalk of USGS budget authority to DOI Goals.
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