United States federal budget - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Proposal.The Budget of the United States Government is the President's proposal to the U.S. Congress which recommends funding levels for the next fiscal year, beginning October 1. Congressional decisions are governed by rules and legislation regarding the federal budget process. Budget committees set spending limits for the House and Senate committees and for Appropriations subcommittees, which then approve individual appropriations bills to allocate funding to various federal programs.
After Congress approves an appropriations bill, it is sent to the President, who may sign it into law, or may veto it. A vetoed bill is sent back to Congress, which can pass it into law with a two-thirds majority in each chamber. Congress may also combine all or some appropriations bills into an omnibus reconciliation bill. In addition, the president may request and the Congress may pass supplemental appropriations bills or emergency supplemental appropriations bills.
From yuor own link...
Re-read (if you bothered to read it a first time) the linked site. It's all about information that the President submits to Congress, and 'proposed expenditures'.(5) except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, estimated expenditures and proposed appropriations the President decides are necessary to support the Government in the fiscal year for which the budget is submitted and the 4 fiscal years after that year.
Congress, through appropriations bills, writes the actual budget.
I guess Harkin is lying too, right Redress???
how congress writes a budget
Q: How does this process start off each year?
A. The President submits a budget to Congress in early February. This lays out the President’s priorities, and includes details as to how much money he wants allocated to each federal program. The budget request also sets forth the President’s wishes with regard to reducing or raising taxes. However, the President’s proposed budget is only a recommendation. Congress has the “power of the purse.” And under the Constitution, it is Congress’s job to actually write and pass the budget.
Q. What is the Congressional Budget Resolution?
A. After the President submits his budget request, Congress develops its own budget. The Senate Budget Committee writes and passes a budget proposal, which is then voted on by the entire Senate. A parallel process takes place in the House. Next, members of the Senate and House Budget Committees come together to hammer out a joint Congressional Budget Resolution, which specifies how much money Congress may spend and how much revenue should be collected in the coming fiscal year. This Budget Resolution then goes to the full Senate and House to be debated and voted upon.
Of course, I don't expect Redress to admit error.
Last edited by Whovian; 03-04-11 at 03:47 PM.
again, you said bush wasn't responsible for the 2009 budget, when are you going to admit you were wrong?
Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:
These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.
So whats the problem, seems like a good thing to me. Bush was correct with implanting the Surge, when everyone (including myself) Disagreed with it. Props to him, and props to Obama for setting a Hard Date