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FY 2010 Budget Funding Tables

President's Budget Request

The FY 2010 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 following excel file displays at the USGS budget structure level of detail funding for 2009 Enacted and 2010 Budget Request (with a footnote that provides an explanation/list of the budget actions that comprise the each incremental difference between 2009 and 2010 funding levels).

For a more in-depth look at the 2010 USGS Budget Justification funding levels, 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”).

USGS Budget Congressional Action

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:

  1. Separate markups by the House and the Senate Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittees.
  2. Separate markups by the House and the Senate Full Appropriations Committees.
  3. Separate passage of a bill by the House and the Senate.
  4. Agreement by a Conference Committee consisting of House and Senate members to resolve differences between the separate bills passed by the House and the Senate.
  5. Passage of this Conference agreement by both the House and the Senate.
  6. Presentation of this House-Senate agreement to the President for his signature or veto.

Congressional action regarding the 2010 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.

For more detailed views of 2010 Congressional action: Congressional Action Comparisons (Excel) – 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.  Detailed Congressional Action (Excel) – is also called the “Puts and Takes” Table and represents our most detailed view of Congressional Action. This table shows FY 2010 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.

Fiscal Year History

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 275 KB) details these changes both at the budget structure and funds availability (one-year, multi-year, or no-year budget authority) levels of detail.


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