Policy Documents

The Federal Budget in 2013: Dysfunction Revisited

Romina Boccia and Michael Sargent –
April 1, 2014

 The federal fiscal year begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The budget process calls for presidential, House, and Senate budgets, with the latter two to be resolved in a budget conference to arrive at the discretionary topline level from which the 12 appropriations bills are written. This process completely collapsed in 2013.