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STANDARD BUDGET CALENDAR
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.