US Budget Process Guide
Current Federal Budget
Budget of the United States Government
Second Floor Doc Core, PREX 2.8/5:Fiscal Year
Web Versions: FY 1996-Present
A proposal issued by the President, often with various supporting appendices and tables; it indicates Presidential goals and priorities for the next fiscal year. It includes a description of the economic assumptions on which the budget is based, and detailed agency programs and expenditures.
White House information on the FY 2010 Budget.
Provided by the Library of Congress, it charts the progress of the various appropriations in the budget through the legislative process. Links are provided to read the full text of the legislation.
The Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 requires a single searchable website, accessible by the public for free that includes for each Federal award:
- the name of the entity receiving the award
- the amount of the award
- information on the award including transaction type, funding agency, etc.
- the location of the entity receiving the award
- a unique identifier of the entity receiving the award
Provided by the Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research (FRASER), PDFs are available for federal budgets between 1963 - 1986.
An agency within the Department of the Treasury, their job is to borrow the money needed to operate the federal government and to account for the resulting debt.
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is mandated to provide the Congress with nonpartisan and timely analyses to aid in economic and budgetary decisions on programs covered by the federal budget. Major Publications are:
- An Analysis of the President's Budgetary proposals for Fiscal Year (Governement Documents - Garden Level, Y10.19: Year)
- Budget and Economic Outlook (Government Documents - Garden Level, Y10.13: Year )
- Budget Options (Government Documents - Garden Level, Y10.13: Year)
- Monthly Budget Review
Congressional Quarterly's Desk Reference on the Federal Budget
Reference Collection - Second Floor, HJ2051 .W43 1998
Published by the Census Bureau, this report provides data from 1993 to present. The CFFR lists federal obligations and expenditures by state, county, municipality, or county subdivision. Includes detailed funding by program.
Congressional Research Service report, March 7, 2008.
Many more detailed budget-related Congressional Research Service reports can be found on the web site of the House of Representatives' Committee on Rules
Glossary is provided by the OMB Watch.
U.S. Core Documents - Second Floor, C 3.134/2:H 62/7890970
U.S. Core Documents - Second Floor, C 3.134: Year