The Constitution of the United States, Article. I. Section. 8. Powers of Congress

The United States Constitution Article. I. (The Legislative Branch) Section. 8. (Powers of Congress) (Clause 1 – Power to tax and spend) The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all … Read more

The Constitution of the United States, Article. I. Section. 7. Revenue Bills, Legislative Process, Presidential Veto

The United States Constitution Article. I. (The Legislative Branch) Section. 7. (Revenue Bills, Legislative Process, Presidential Veto) All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills. Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, … Read more

Omnibus Bill (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Omnibus Bill: A measure that combines the provisions related to several disparate subjects into a single measure. Examples include continuing appropriations resolutions that might contain two or more of the twelve annual appropriations bills. See the 12 Subcommittees of the House Committee on Appropriations. The … Read more

Congressional Budgeting for the Terrified: Come Up to Speed on the Congressional Budget Process–Understand Surpluses, Deficits, Appropriations, and Authorizations Once and For All

Why is the federal budget process so convoluted? How come it’s so hard to get an appropriation through Congress? What’s the difference between authorizations and appropriations? How can I track my organization’s appropriation? If you’ve ever asked any of these questions, this course from TheCapitol.Net is a must: Understanding Congressional Budgeting and Appropriations at the … Read more