The Budget of the United States Government


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More Resources Budget of the United States government

Issued by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Budget of the United States Government is a collection of documents that contains the budget message of the President, information about the President's budget proposals for a given fiscal year, and other budgetary publications that have been issued throughout the fiscal year. Other related and supporting budget publications are included, which may vary from year to year.

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Office of Management and Budget

OMB carries out its mission through five critical processes that are essential to the President’s ability to plan and implement his priorities across the Executive Branch.

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Official website for U.S. federal legislative information. Provides access to accurate, timely, and complete legislative information for Members of Congress, legislative agencies, and the public. Usually updated the morning after session adjourns.

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How Congress creates the annual budget.

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US Senate Committee on Appropriations

The Senate Appropriations Committee is the largest committee in the U.S. Senate, consisting of 31 members in the 116th Congress. Its role is defined by the U.S. Constitution, which requires "appropriations made by law" prior to the expenditure of any money from the Federal treasury.

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Learn about appropriations and the budget process.  This site also provides helpful legislative histories.

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USAspending is the official open data source of federal spending information. We track how federal money is spent in communities across America and beyond. Learn more about government spending through interactive tools that explore elements of the federal budget, such as federal loan, grant, and contract data.

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Congressional Budget Office

Since 1975, CBO has produced independent analyses of budgetary and economic issues to support the Congressional budget process. Each year, the agency’s economists and budget analysts produce dozens of reports and hundreds of cost estimates for proposed legislation.

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A Citizen's Guide to the US Budget

A practical guide to the budget that answers many questions.

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Beth Kaylor

Coordinator of Government Information
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The Debt, Debt Ceiling, and the Deficit

The Current Fiscal Condition from the GAO

This big-picture look at the nation’s fiscal condition covers the federal government’s financial statements; the federal debt; federal, state, and local fiscal projections; and budget trends.

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Treasury Direct

TreasuryDirect is brought to you by the U.S. Department of the Treasury Bureau of the Fiscal Service. The mission of  the Fiscal Service is to borrow the money needed to operate the federal government and to account for the resulting debt.

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GAO: What is the Federal Debt?

From the Government Accountability Office, what is and what is not the federal debt.

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Your Guide to America's Finances

Data Lab’s mission is to promote transparency of government finances by providing engaging and informative data-driven analyses of federal spending data.

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US National Debt Clock - Real Time

See the National Debt in real time.

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Debt Limit from the Department of the Treasury

The debt limit is the total amount of money that the United States government is authorized to borrow to meet its existing legal obligations, including Social Security and Medicare benefits, military salaries, interest on the national debt, tax refunds, and other payments.

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