NPP's Work: Spotlight on Budget Process

Recently, the National Priorities Project re-launched a major portion of our website, organizing our federal budget research content into eight issue areas:

  • Education
  • Transparency and Data
  • Taxes and Revenue
  • Budget Process
  • Debt and Deficit
  • Military and Security
  • Health Care
  • Social Insurance, Earned Benefits, and Entitlements

This week, we bring you the key steps to creating a federal budget every year:

Step 1 - The President Submits a Budget Request

Step 2 - The House and Senate Pass Budget Resolutions

Step 3 - House and Senate Subcommittees “Markup” Appropriations Bills

Step 4 - The House and Senate Vote on Appropriations Bills and Reconcile Differences

Step 5 - The President Signs Each Appropriations Bill and the Budget Becomes Law

Of course, the process is actually much more complicated. To learn more about the process for creating the federal budget, check out our video and factsheet.

We'll continue to shine the spotlight on our other areas of work in the weeks to come. In the meantime, check out our updated website for factsheets, interactive rools, and local federal budget data.