Budget Process Overview

Timeline of Budget Process Reform Developments

March 7, 2017:  CQ Roll Call reports that 28 states have passed resolutions calling for a constitutional convention designed to pass an amendment mandating a balanced federal budget.
March 2, 2012: CRS Report: Budget Process Reform Proosals in 2012
May 20, 2010:  CRS: Budget Process Reform Proposals in the 111th Congress
Oct. 1, 2002:  Budget Process Reform Proposals in the 107th Congress

Budget Process Explanations and Reform Proposals

Overview of the Budget Process:

Appropriations Process: Spending Caps, Continuing Resolutions (CRs), and Government Shutdown

Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment

Budget Enforcement: Budget Control Act of 2011

Budget Enforcement: PAYGO

Budget Enforcement: Points of Order

Budget Enforcement: Sequestration

Budget Laws and Terminology

Budget Reconciliation Process and the Byrd Rule

CBO: Dynamic v. Static Scoring, Unfunded Mandates, and Related Issues

Debt Ceiling (click here or click the “Deficits and Debt” button on the navigation bar above)

Federal Credit

Monetary Policy (the Fed)

Performance-based Budgeting

Budget Process Archives (publications authored by Charles S. Konigsberg):