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Understanding Congressional Budgeting and Appropriations, 1-day course in Washington, DC, from TheCapitol.Net

Understanding Congressional Budgeting and Appropriations
Federal Budgeting in the Age of Deficits

Understanding Congressional Budgeting and Appropriations

Who has the most to gain in the budgeting process? Where are you most effective? Where does your power lie in the budget process?

This real world overview of the congressional budget process explores basic congressional budget process concepts along with key players, their roles and relationships. Learn about discretionary and mandatory spending, the budget resolution and reconciliation process. Students also learn about the relationship of authorization and appropriations legislation. Hear real, modern-day examples that illustrate the process, and gain ample time to discuss concerns and roadblocks encountered with the budget process.

This course covers:

  • The big picture of federal budgeting and spending
  • The crucial difference between authorizations and appropriations
  • What to expect and when in the budget process
  • The relationship between appropriations and the budget resolution
  • Using Internet resources to track and research congressional budget action

May 13, 2010, 8:30 am - 4:10 pm

Approved for 0.6 CEUs from George Mason University.
Approved for CEUs from George Mason University

Where: Goethe-Institut, 812 Seventh Street NW, Washington, DC (Gallery Place / Chinatown Metro stop)

This is a required course for the Certificate in Congressional Operations.

For more information, including agenda and secure online registration, see

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April 16, 2010 08:57 AM    Training

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