1. Title III of the Congressional Budget Act establishes a specific timetable for the congressional budget process.

    • On or Before:
    • Action to be completed:
    • First Monday in February
    • President submits his budget.
    • February 15
    • Congressional Budget Office submits report to Budget Committees.
    • No later than 6 weeks after the President submits the budget.
    • Committees submit views and estimates to Budget Committees.(Frequently, the House Budget Committee sets own date based on Legislative Calendar).
    • April 1
    • Senate Budget Committee reports concurrent resolution on the budget.
    • April 15
    • Congress completes action on the concurrent resolution on the budget. (This is not signed by the President).
    • May 15
    • Annual appropriation bills may be considered in House.
    • June 10
    • House Appropriations Committee reports last annual appropriation bill.
    • June 15
    • Congress completes action on reconciliation legislation. (If required by the budget resolution).
    • June 30
    • House completes action on annual appropriation bills.
    • October 1
    • Fiscal year begins.
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