Selected Agency Budget Justifications for FY2014

. Selected Agency Budget Justifications for FY2014 Justin Murray Information Research Specialist May 3, 2013 Congressional Research Service 7-5700 www.crs.gov R43059 CRS Report for Congress Prepared for Members and Committees of Congress c11173008 . Selected Agency Budget Justifications for FY2014 Summary This report provides a convenient listing of online FY2014 agency budget justification submissions for all 15 executive branch departments and 9 selected independent agencies. In most cases, budget justifications contain more detailed descriptions of proposals and programs than are provided in the President’s budget submissions. This report will be updated to reflect the current budget justification submissions for the forthcoming fiscal year. Congressional Research Service . Selected Agency Budget Justifications for FY2014 Contents Introduction...................................................................................................................................... 1 Online Access to Budget Justifications ............................................................................................ 1 Executive Departments .............................................................................................................. 1 Selected Independent Agencies ....................................................................................................... 2 Contacts Author Contact Information............................................................................................................. 3 Congressional Research Service . Selected Agency Budget Justifications for FY2014 Introduction Each summer, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issues instructions to all federal agencies on submitting budget data and materials for inclusion in the President’s budget submission to Congress. These instructions are in a document entitled, Circular No. A-11: Preparation, Submission, and Execution of the Budget.1 After the President’s budget documents are released, Congress begins to hold hearings on agency budget requests.2 Agencies must submit budget justifications to the appropriations subcommittees holding the hearings. Beginning with the FY2008 executive budget cycle, agencies are required to post their congressional budget justification materials on the Internet within two weeks of transmittal to Congress.3 Budget justifications generally contain more detailed descriptions of an agency’s proposals and programs than are provided in the President’s budget submission to Congress, with the form and content of these justifications varying by agency and appropriations subcommittee. 4 CRS Report RS20268, Agency Justification of the President’s Budget, by Michelle D. Christensen, provides a short overview of agency justifications. In addition to providing a broader perspective on the budget process, CRS Report 98-721, Introduction to the Federal Budget Process, coordinated by Bill Heniff Jr., includes a discussion of how the President’s budget submission fits into the subsequent congressional budget process. Online Access to Budget Justifications Online access to websites containing links to FY2014 budget justification documents for each of the 15 executive departments and 9 independent agencies are provided below.5 As needed, brief guidance for navigating to FY2014-specific materials is provided below the links. Executive Departments Department of Agriculture http://www.obpa.usda.gov/explan_notes.html 1 Circular A-11 is available on the White House website at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/ circulars_a11_current_year_a11_toc. See Section 22.6. Note these requirements pertain to Executive Branch agencies but not to legislative and judicial agencies, in general. 2 The OMB released the President’s FY2014 Budget submission on April 10, 2013. 3 See Circular A-11, Section 22.6. 4 Additional details on the proposals and programs may also be available directly from the agencies themselves via congressional liaison or governmental affairs contacts listed in CRS Report 98-446, Congressional Liaison Offices of Selected Federal Agencies, by Audrey Celeste Crane-Hirsch. A listing of agencies included within each of the 12 regular appropriations bills is available in CRS Report R40858, Locate an Agency or Program Within Appropriations Bills, by Justin Murray. 5 These are the nine independent agencies specified under the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990, P.L. 101-576, 31 USC 501. Congressional Research Service 1 . Selected Agency Budget Justifications for FY2014 Department of Commerce http://www.osec.doc.gov/bmi/budget/FY14CBJ.html Department of Defense http://comptroller.defense.gov/budget2014.html Department of Education http://www2.ed.gov/about/overview/budget/budget14/justifications/index.html Department of Energy http://energy.gov/about-us/budget-performance Department of Health and Human Services http://www.hhs.gov/budget/ See the section on Budget Justifications to Congress, which provides links to individual parts of the FY2014 Budget submission to Congress. Department of Homeland Security http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-budget Department of Housing and Urban Development http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/cfo/reports/2014/main_toc Department of the Interior http://www.doi.gov/budget/index.cfm Department of Justice http://www.justice.gov/jmd/2014justification/ Department of Labor http://www.dol.gov/dol/budget/ Department of State http://www.state.gov/s/d/rm/rls/ebs/2014/pdf/index.htm Department of Transportation http://www.dot.gov/mission/budget/fy2014-budget-estimates Department of Treasury http://www.treasury.gov/about/budget-performance/Pages/cj-index.aspx Department of Veterans Affairs http://www.va.gov/budget/products.asp Selected Independent Agencies Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) http://www2.epa.gov/planandbudget/fy2014 Click on FY 2014 Justification of Appropriation Estimates for Committee on Appropriations. Congressional Research Service 2 . Selected Agency Budget Justifications for FY2014 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) http://www.nasa.gov/news/budget/index.html Click on FY2014 Complete Budget Estimate. Agency for International Development (AID) http://www.usaid.gov/results-and-data/budget-spending/congressional-budget-justification Click on Congressional Budget Justification –Executive Summary, and individual component links including Foreign Assistance Summary Tables. General Services Administration (GSA) http://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/102463 Click on FY2014 Congressional Justification. National Sciences Foundation (NSF) http://www.nsf.gov/about/budget/ Click on Fiscal Year 2014 Request. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/nuregs/staff/sr1100/ Click on Congressional Budget Justification: Fiscal Year 2014. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) http://www.opm.gov/about-us/budget-performance/budgets/#url=Congressional-BudgetJustification Click on Fiscal Year 2014. Small Business Administration (SBA) http://www.sba.gov/about-sba-services/21731 Social Security Administration (SSA) http://www.socialsecurity.gov/budget/#ht=0 Click on the FY2014 tab. Information and policy analysis of the 12 regular appropriations bills themselves are available via the CRS Appropriations Status Table by clicking on the corresponding CRS report for each bill at http://www.crs.gov/Pages/AppropriationsStatusTable.aspx. Additional budget submissions to Congress for sub-agencies or quasi-government agencies may also be available online. An extensive and more comprehensive listing of all federal agencies and offices is available in the current United States Government Manual, at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/GOVMAN-201212-07/pdf/GOVMAN-2012-12-07.pdf. Author Contact Information Justin Murray Information Research Specialist jmurray@crs.loc.gov, 7-4092 Congressional Research Service 3