Time Table of the Budget Process
Title III of the Congressional Budget Act establishes a specific timetable for the congressional budget process.
|On or Before:||Action to be completed:|
|First Monday in February||President submits his budget.|
|February 15||Congressional Budget Office submits report to Budget Committees.|
|Not later than 6 weeks after the President submits the budget.||Committees submit views and estimates to Budget Committees. (Frequently, the House Budget Committee sets own date based on Legislative Calendar)|
|April 1||Senate Budget Committee reports concurrent resolution on the
|April 15||Congress completes action on the concurrent resolution on the budget.
(This is not signed by the President).*
|May 15||Annual appropriation bills may be considered in House.|
|June 10||House Appropriations Committee reports last annual appropriation bill.|
|June 15||Congress completes action on reconciliation legislation.
(If required by the budget resolution).
|June 30||House completes action on annual appropriation bills.|
|October 1||Fiscal year begins.|