Title III of the Congressional Budget Act establishes a specific timetable for the congressional budget process.
|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)
|| 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.
|| House Appropriations Committee reports last annual appropriation bill.
|| 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.