Reclaim Article One and Budget Reform
New Deadline for Key Budget Information
To make accurate budget projections that help Congress set spending guidelines for the next fiscal year, the Congressional Budget Office needs reliable information from the Office of Budget Management in the Executive branch. If this doesn't happen in a timely manner, the entire budget process will get off to a slow start, beginning a cascade of further delays. A firm December 1 deadline for receipt of supplemental budget information (prior fiscal year data, current year fiscal data, and credit re-estimates for the current year) will help keep the budget process on track.