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President's Budget to Congress (Feb)


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President's Budget to Congress (Feb)


The budget for a particular Fiscal Year (FY) transmitted to the Congress by the President (no later than the first Monday in February) in accordance with the Budget and Accounting Act of 1921, as amended. Some elements of the budget, such as the estimates for the legislative branch and the judiciary, are required to be included without review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) or approval by the President.

Alternate Definition
The Federal Government's budget for a particular Fiscal Year (FY) transmitted no later than the first Monday in February to the Congress by the President in accordance with the Budget Enforcement Act of 1992. Includes all agencies and activities of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches.
(Source:DAU Glossary of Defense Acquisition Acronyms and Terms)
General Information

As required by law (U.S. Code, Title 31, Section 1105), the President shall submit to Congress – as early as the first Monday in January but not later than the first Monday in February – a budget request for operations of the US Government for the fiscal year that begins the following October. This submission includes not only requested new budget authority for the executive branch agencies but also estimated expenditures and proposed appropriations for the legislative and judicial branches (that of the latter two branches included without change from their respective submission to the President the previous October). In addition to new budget authority, the President’s Budget (PB) includes estimated receipts and expected outlays of the US Government as well as much other detailed information to justify the requested budget amounts.


Note: The first year of a Future Year's Defense Plan (FYDP) is called the Budget Year. One output of a PPBE is the President's Budget; the Budget Year becomes the President's Budget; E.g., if the DoD is working POM 2018, it is also referred to POM 2018-2022. The 2018 column of POM 2018-2022 will/would become the FY 2018 President's Budget.