Budget of the United States Government

Last updated on 01-22-2018

Budget of the U.S. Government, FY 1996 to Present

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About the Budget of the U.S. Government

What is the Budget?

Issued by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Budget of the United States Government 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 related and supporting budget publications are included, which may vary from year to year.

According to the Budget and Accounting Act of 1921, the president must annually submit a budget to Congress by the first Monday in February. The proposed spending plan, the president's budget must show:

  • The condition of the Treasury at the end of the last completed fiscal year.
  • The estimated condition of the Treasury at the end of the current fiscal year.
  • The estimated condition of the Treasury at the end of the next fiscal year if the budget proposals are carried out.

OMB assists the president in the creation of the president's budget by gathering data from agencies and compiling it into the final plan to be approved by the president.

The totals for the current and upcoming fiscal years are only projected amounts. Annual budget documents provide Congress, State and local governments, and the public with a complete description of the president's budget plans for the coming fiscal year.

 

What is Available?

  • Fiscal years 1996 to present are available on govinfo.
  • Formats available - Documents are available in PDF format and many of the tables found in the Budget are be available for separate viewing and downloading as spreadsheets in xls, and comma delimited formats. All formats are not available for every Budget Book or section, chapter or table within a Budget Book. Some Budget Books are only available as an entire Budget Book.

Searching the Budget of the U.S. Government

You can locate volumes of the Budget by:

  • Using Basic Search for keyword and metadata fielded searches (see Metadata Fields and Values section),
  • Using Advanced Search; fields specific to the Budget will display after you select Budget of the United States Government in the Refine by Collection column,
  • Refining search results by clicking on links in the Refine Your Search panel on the left hand side of the page (the sections under Refine Your Search correspond to the metadata available for the documents), and
  • Browsing on the Budget browse page.

General govinfo Search Tips

Search Examples

Search Budget Documents by Keyword - These examples will search for budget documents with the keywords “deficit" and "reduction."

  • Using Basic Search, enter: deficit and reduction and collection:budget
  • Using Advanced Search, select Budget of the United States Government under Refine by Collection then under Search In enter deficit reduction in the second box

 

Search Budget Documents by Agency - These examples will search for budget documents that list Health and Human Services.

  • Using Basic Search, enter: collection:budget and agency:"health and human services"
  • Using Advanced Search, select Budget of the United States Government under Refine by Collection then under Search In select Agency in the first box and enter health and human services in the second box

Search Budget Documents by Fiscal Year - These examples will search for budget documents for Fiscal Year 2010.

  • Using Basic Search, enter: collection:budget and fiscalyear:2010
  • Using Advanced Search, select Budget of the United States Government under Refine by Collection then under Search In select Fiscal Year in the first box and enter 2010 in the second box

Search Budget Documents by President - These examples will search for budget documents from President Obama.

  • Using Basic Search, enter: collection:budget and president:obama
  • Using Advanced Search, select Budget of the United States Government under Refine by Collection then under Search In select President in the first box and enter obama in the second box

Search Budget Documents by Book - These examples will search for budget documents from the Appendix book.

  • Using Basic Search, enter: collection:budget and title:appendix
  • Using Advanced Search, select Budget of the United States Government under Refine by Collection then under Search In select Title in the first box and enter appendix in the second box

Sample Budget of the U.S. Government URLs

Govinfo uses two key pieces of information to construct predictable URLs to documents and the Details pages. The Granule ID for the Budget of the United States Government is used to identify the specific sections, chapters, and tables within a Budget Book and the Package ID is used to identify an individual Budget Book.

Identifier Structure/Metadata Field Example

Granule ID

BUDGET-{Budget Book Code}-{Fiscal Year}-{Hierarchy}

BUDGET-PER-2010-1-6-1

Package ID

BUDGET-{Budget Book Code}-{Fiscal Year}

BUDGET-PER-2010

Note: Hierarchy is persistent, but is not predicatable for the Budget of the United States publications.

Budget Book Budget Book Code

Appendix

APP

Budget

BUD

Database

DB

Mid-Session Review

MSR

Analytical Perspectives

PER

Updated Summary Tables

SUMMARY

Historical Tables

TAB

Transmittal to Congress

TRANSMITTAL

Terminations, Reductions, and Savings

TRS

Details Page for a Specific Section, Chapter or Table
Structure: https://www.govinfo.gov/app/details/{Package ID}/{Granule ID}
Example: https://www.govinfo.gov/app/details/BUDGET-2010-PER/BUDGET-2010-PER-1-6-1

PDF File for a Specific Section, Chapter or Table
Structure: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/{Package ID}/pdf/{Granule ID}.pdf
Example:  https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/BUDGET-2010-PER/pdf/BUDGET-2010-PER-1-6-1.pdf

CSV File for a Specific Section, Chapter or Table
Structure: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/{Package ID}/csv/{Granule ID}.csv
Example:  https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/BUDGET-2010-DB/csv/BUDGET-2010-DB-3.csv

XLS File for a Specific Section, Chapter or Table
Structure: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/{Package ID}/xls/{Granule ID}.xls
Example:  https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/BUDGET-2010-PER/xls/BUDGET-2010-PER-1-6-1.xls

Details Page for an Entire Book
Structure: https://www.govinfo.gov/app/details/{Package ID}
Example:  https://www.govinfo.gov/app/details/BUDGET-2010-PER

PDF File for an Entire Book
Structure: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/{Package ID}/pdf/{Package ID}.pdf
Example: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/BUDGET-2010-PER/pdf/BUDGET-2010-PER.pdf


Budget of the U.S. Government Metadata Fields and Values

Metadata fields and values can be used to increase the relevancy of your searches. The metadata fields available for the Budget are listed in the table below. Metadata fields and values are used throughout govinfo for

  • Narrowing Your Search,
  • Browsing Government Publications,
  • Field Operators,
  • Advanced Search, and
  • Display on Details Pages.

Metadata fields and values can be entered into the Basic Search box using field operators. The field operators available for the Budget are listed in the table below, along with examples for each metadata field. Using Field Operators

Some of these metadata fields are made available for use in Advanced Search. The metadata values can be entered in the same format for the fields available on the Advanced Search Page. Using Advanced Search

Metadata Field Display Name Metadata Field Definition Field Operator Field Operator Example

Collection

The collection to which the document belongs. Typically the same as the publication or series.

collection:

collection:budget

"budget” is used for Budget of the United States Government

Government Author

The names of the Government organizations responsible for authoring or assembling the document.

governmentauthor:

governmentauthor:"office of management and budget"

Publication Date

The date the document was first made available to the public.

publishdate:

publishdate:2009-02-26

Date format is YYYY, YYYY-MM, or YYYY-MM-DD

Language

The language code of the original document, from the ISO639-2b standard.

language:

language:en

SuDoc Class Number

The SuDoc class number from the U.S. Superintendent of Documents which classifies Government publications by publishing agency.

sudocclass:

sudocclass:"PREX 2.8:"

The SuDoc Class Numbers in govinfo are at the class stem level, not the book number level.

Ingestion Date

The date the document was ingested into the FDsys preservation repository.

ingestdate:

 ingestdate:2009-04-21

Date format is YYYY-MM-DD

Electronic Location (URL)

The URL where the document or the document in context (the content detail page) is located.

url:

url:"http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/

pkg/BUDGET-2010-BUD/pdf/BUDGET-2010-BUD.pdf"

Publisher

The government organization who publishes the document or publication. Not typically the Government Publishing Office (who serves as the printer and distributor), except in the case of Congressional publications.

publisher:

publisher:"office of management and budget"

Branch

The branch of Government responsible for the document's contents.

branch:

branch:executive

Possible Values: executive, legislative, judicial

Type of Resource

The media type for the document, typically "text". Defined as part of the Library of Congress MODS standard.

typeofresource:

typeofresource:text

Record Origin

How the record was originally generated. Typically "machine generated."

recordorigin:

recordorigin:"machine generated"

Title

The title of the publication.

title:

title:appendix

President

The full and official name of the president who issued the presidential document, for example "Barack H. Obama" or "George W. Bush".

president:

president:obama

President's Party

The party to which the president belongs, either "democratic", "republican", or "independent".

presidentparty:

presidentparty:democratic

Possible Values: democratic, republican, independent

Fiscal Year

For the Federal Government, the year beginning on October 1 and ending on September 30.

fiscalyear:

fiscalyear:2010

Agencies

Federal agencies or organizations listed in the publication.

agency:

agency:"department of labor"


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