Federal Budget and Appropriations

Congressional Appropriations Process

The process through which Congress appropriates funds. The Library of Congress makes legislative information available freely to the public through the THOMAS website.

President’s Budget Request

  • Typically released the first Monday of February, the President's Budget Request (PBR) is the baseline set of spending recommendations for the Congressional budget and appropriations process. It is issued through the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
  • Budget of the United States Government Budget for Fiscal Year 2016

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The NIH is a part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). NIH appropriations are the jurisdiction of the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies.

Department of Defense (DOD)

DoD appropriations are the jurisdiction of the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Defense.

Department of Energy (DOE)

DoE appropriations are the jurisdiction of the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Energy and Water Development.

National Science Foundation (NSF)

NSF appropriations are the jurisdiction of the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies.

National Aeronautics And Space Administration (NASA)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA): NASA appropriations are the jurisdiction of the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies.

Department of Education (ED)

Appropriations for the Department of Education are the jurisdiction of the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies.

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

DHS appropriations are the jurisdiction of the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Homeland Security.

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

NEH appropriations are the jurisdiction of the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies.