Budget Process Overview

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Click & Print: 2018 HOUSE-SENATE CALENDAR

Overview of the Budget Process:

Appropriations Process

Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment / Convention

  • 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.
  • Balanced Budget Constitutional Convention

Budget Enforcement:  Budget Control Act of 2011

Budget Enforcement: Points of Order

Budget Laws and Terminology

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

Debt Ceiling

Entitlements

Federal Credit

PAYGO

Performance-based Budgeting

Reconciliation Process and the Byrd Rule

Reform Proposals

Rules and Practices Governing Tax Bills

Sequestration