Congressional Budget Deficit Paper

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According to Congressional Budget Office (CBO), “estimates that the federal budget deficit in 2016 will be $544 billion, raising debt held by the public to 76 percent of GDP” (CBO, 2016). Budget deficit means the government is in debt, and the calculation is for one-year period. So what is the federal budget?
In its most simple terms the federal budget is created by the office of the president, using the federal departments and independent agencies. Documents include historical data as well as information on spending and revenue proposals. The President 's budget request constitutes an extensive proposal of the administration 's intended revenue and spending plans for the following fiscal year. Federal budget is used to spend in forestry,
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The budget proposal includes all supporting information intended to persuade Congress of the necessity and value of the budget requirements. In addition, each federal executive department and independent agency provides additional detail and supporting documentation on its own funding requests. This first process is called President’s Budget Submission, and it must include the Administration’s policy, the funding priorities, and the economic outlook for the year. On February 15th, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) submits a report to Budget Committees. Within 6 weeks, the budget is submitted to the Senate and House Budget Committees which then review the budget. On April 1st Senate Budget Committee reports concurrent resolution on the budget, by April 15th Congress completes on the concurrent resolution on the budget. On April 15th Annual appropriation bill may be considered in the House, and by June 10th the House Appropriations Committee reports last annual appropriation bill. The next step, Congress completes action on reconciliation legislation as if it is required by the budget resolution. The House completes action on annual appropriation bills by June 30th, and it only become law until the President signed it. On October 1st the Fiscal year begins. There is no obligation for either the house or senate to …show more content…
“The federal budget is divided into thousands of accounts and subaccounts” (McEachern). The special interests are also all lobbying for different and often opposing views on certain measures. There are also limited allowances due to prior laws involving all entitlement programs. The time frame allowed for this very extensive and enormous task of reviewing every single entry is extremely short and often times all items do not get reviewed with the focus it should get for clear, concise directions. The extensive detail does not

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