Tag: budget reconciliation

Regular Appropriations / Supplemental Appropriations / Continuing Resolutions (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Regular Appropriations / Supplemental Appropriations / Continuing Resolutions (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Regular Appropriations / Supplemental Appropriations / Continuing Resolutions There are three types of appropriations bills considered by the Congress. Regular appropriations bills provide funding to agencies for the next fiscal year, which runs from October 1 to September 30. Supplemental appropriations bills provide additional funding […]

Recent CRS Reports, Late-October 2013

Recent CRS Reports, Late-October 2013

Promoting Global Internet Freedom: Policy and Technology, CRS Report R41837, October 22, 2013 (20-page PDF) Army Drawdown and Restructuring: Background and Issues for Congress, CRS Report R42493, October 25, 2013 (33-page PDF) FY2014 Appropriations Lapse and the Department of Homeland Security: Impact and Legislation, CRS Report R43252, October 24, 2013 (26-page PDF) Army Corps of […]

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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 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 […]

Federal Budget Process – CRS Reports

Federal Budget Process – CRS Reports

The Budget Control Act of 2011, CRS Report R41965, August 19, 2011 (52-page PDF) Budget “Sequestration” and Selected Program Exemptions and Special Rules, CRS Report R42050, June 13, 2013 (35-page PDF) The Budget Control Act of 2011: Budgetary Effects of Proposals to Replace the FY2013 Sequester, CRS Report R42675, November 9, 2012 (15-page PDF) The […]

Byrd Rule (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Byrd Rule (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Byrd Rule The term, named for Senator Robert C. Byrd (D-WV), refers to an amendment to the Congressional Budget Act that bars the inclusion of extraneous matter in any reconciliation legislation considered in the Senate. This provision defines different categories of extraneous matter in any […]

Reconciliation / Reconciliation Instruction (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Reconciliation / Reconciliation Instruction (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Reconciliation photo credit: Ben Sutherland Reconciliation: Process by which Congress changes existing laws to conform revenue and spending levels to the limits set in a budget resolution. Limited to twenty hours of debate in the Senate. Reconciliation Instruction: A provision within a Budget Resolution directing […]

A Guide to Reconciliation Legislation

A Guide to Reconciliation Legislation

Congress has utilized reconciliation more often than not, beginning in 1980. This special type of legislation is often used for implementing significant budget policies and for bringing existing revenue and spending law in line with policies in a budget resolution. Although reconciliation is an entirely optional process, it has been increasingly used in recent years. […]