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For the most recent information on the fiscal year 2024 (FY 2024) and FY 2025 appropriations process, please click below:


FEB. 1: The president submits his/her/their budget to Congress.

APR. 15: The House and the Senate complete consideration of the Congressional Budget Resolution (CBR).

MAY 15: Appropriation bills may be considered in the House.

MAY - JULY: The House and Senate Appropriations committees work on appropriations bills setting spending levels for federal agencies.

JUNE: Federal agencies and departments begin to develop the NEXT fiscal year's budget.

OCT. 1: The fiscal year begins.  If appropriations bills have not been passed, Congress will pass temporary spending bills to keep federal programs running.

NOV. - JAN.: The president finalizes his/her/their budget for Congress.


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