Walk Down Civics Memory Lane: Navigating through the Legislative and Appropriations Process. Prepared by the Council for Exceptional Children . Words to Consider.
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Prepared by the Council for Exceptional Children
“One voice can change a room, and if it can change a room, it can change a city, and if it can change a city, it can change a state, and if it can change a state, then it can change a nation, and if it can change a nation, it can change the world.”
- Barack Obama
House of Representatives, February 2012
Measures must pass the House and Senate in identical form before being presented to the President.
During the year prior to the year in which the fiscal year
This is the first step in deciding program funding amounts
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House Passes Budget Resolution
Full Appropriations Committee
Sets smaller spending levels
Labor Health Human Services & Education (“Labor H”) Subcommittee
decides amounts for specific programs
Sent to President
Congressional Deskbook 2005-2007