Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Staff Working Paper #2: The Budget Process

Mar 31, 2009 | Budgets & Projections

How could the current budgetary decision-making process be improved? This paper looks at the current process and how the concurrent budget resolution, authorization process, and appropriations process interact to establish a budgetary framework, allocate resources among competing priorities, and generate sufficient revenue. It also examines five reform proposals.