Appropriation / Cardinals of Congress (CongressionalGlossary.com)

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Appropriation / Cardinals of Congress

 
 


David Hawkings’ Whiteboard: How Appropriations is Supposed to Work

 
 

Appropriation: Provision of law that provides authority for federal agencies to obligate funds and to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. Appropriations for the federal government are provided both in annual appropriations acts and in permanent provisions of law. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization and then appropriation.

 
 


Senator Blunt Questions EPA’s FY2013 Budget Request at Appropriations Subcommittee Hearing 5/16/2012

 
 

The House Appropriations Committee has twelve subcommittees, and the Senate Appropriations Committee has twelve subcommittees. The chairmen of these subcommittees are referred to as “Congressional Cardinals” or the “Cardinals of Congress” because they hold the purse strings for federal agencies, projects and programs.

The “Status of Appropriations Legislation” can be found on Congress.gov.
 
 

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Birding by Ear: Northern Cardinal Song

 
 

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