Appropriations are one of the few must-pass vehicles left in Congress. Are you ready?
Another cycle of appropriations, Congress’ annual mechanism for directing money to most of the federal government, has begun on Capitol Hill. Stakes are high: without funding, the federal government shuts down. Your Ferox Strategies team is here to help you understand the process, important dates, and how we work with our clients to make the most of the process.
Appropriators’ work for the next fiscal year begins when the White House delivers its annual budget request for the federal government. Then, Congress develops and pass into law 12 different funding bills supporting different sections of the federal government through the summer. Finally, this work should be complete by the beginning of a new fiscal year on October 1.
However, Congress rarely adheres to that schedule, regularly causing problems for the rest of the federal government.