Budget Brief 13-08
May 22, 2013

As part of the federal budget process, the February release of the president’s budget is followed in April by congressional adoption of a concurrent budget resolution, which establishes broad spending parameters for the annual appropriations process. This process has been turned on its head in recent years, with the president’s budget frequently being released after the statutory deadline and Congress seldom adopting a concurrent budget resolution. In fact, the last concurrent budget resolution adopted by Congress was in April 2009 for fiscal year (FY) 2010.