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The Budget Process

 

Development of the President's Budget Proposal

First Steps

May – June

July – August

September

November

December – January

February

 

Development of an Appropriations Law

February – September (in a normal budget cycle)

  1. President's Budget Proposal
  2. Congressional Hearings
  3. Congressional Markup
  4. Conference
  5. Passage of Appropriations Law or Continuing Resolution

Ongoing

Congressional Hearings

House and Senate appropriations subcommittees hold hearings to allow the agencies to describe and defend their budget proposals.

Congressional Questions for the Record

Congressional Priorities

Markups

Conference

Appropriations Law

Continuing Resolutions

What happens if an appropriations bill does not become law before October 1 (the beginning of the fiscal year)?

Supplemental Appropriations

 


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