Budget Brief 9-08
December 1, 2009

The start of the new fiscal year has come and gone, with Congress still working to complete the fiscal year (FY) 2010 budget. So far, Congress has enacted five appropriations bills: Agriculture, Energy and Water, Homeland Security, Interior and Environment, and Legislative Branch. As shown on Table 1, the House of Representatives has passed the remaining seven bills, but the full Senate has passed only four bills. Agencies covered by spending bills that have not yet been completed are being funded at last year