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Budget of the United States, Fiscal Year 2011, now available online.

The Office of Management and Budget issued the Budget of the United States to Congress on Monday. You can get a copy of the document via GPO Access, which is the Government Printing Office's online portal. According to GPO Access, the Budget of the United States "is a collection of documents that contains the budget message of the President, information about the President's budget proposals for a given fiscal year, and other budgetary publications that have been issued throughout the fiscal year. Other budget items, such as related publications and supporting materials, are included, which may vary from year to year." By law, the budget has to be submitted by the President on or before the first Monday in February. The fiscal year starts in October. This article from Reuters gives a basic explanation of how the budget process works. In addition, if you follow the GPO Access link the budget document, you can find other supplementary materials to help you better understand the document as well. The OMB also offers various fact sheets and briefings to help readers understand the budget and its process as well. A hat tip to Resource Shelf.
Published by root on 02 Feb

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