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.
|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)
|Senate Budget Committee reports concurrent resolution on the
|Congress completes action on the concurrent resolution on the budget.
(This is not signed by the President).*
|Annual appropriation bills may be considered in House.
|House Appropriations Committee reports last annual appropriation bill.
|Congress completes action on reconciliation legislation.
(If required by the budget resolution).
|House completes action on annual appropriation bills.
|Fiscal year begins.