Glossary of Legislative Terms: “Budget Resolution”

Budget Resolution: Concurrent resolution passed by both houses setting forth the congressional budget for budget aggregates and possibly containing reconciliation instructions.

Congressional Deskbook

This definition is from the Glossary in our Congressional Deskbook.

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Congressional Deskbook: The Practical and Comprehensive Guide to Congress, by Michael Koempel and Judy Schneider.

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The Federal Budget Process
The Federal Budget Process

The Federal Budget Process:
A description of the federal and congressional budget processes, including timelines

Compiled by TheCapitol.Net
Authors: Sandy Streeter, James Saturno, Bill Heniff Jr., and Robert Keith

    Budgeting for the federal government is an enormously complex process. It entails dozens of subprocesses, countless rules and procedures, the efforts of tens of thousands of staff persons in the executive and legislative branches, and the active participation of the President, congressional leaders, Members of Congress, and members of the executive branch. This analysis shows the various elements of the federal budget process including the President’s budget submission, framework, timetable, the budget resolution, reconciliation, the “Byrd Rule,” appropriations, and budget execution.

2009, 319 pages
ISBN: 1587331519 ISBN 13: 978-1-58733-151-0
Softcover book: $19.95
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