Thursday, March 8, 2007

E-Document of the Week: Budget of the U.S. Government for FY2008

The Budget of the U.S. Government for FY 2008 was released on February 5. It is now available online through the Cheng Library's catalog.

Issued by the Office of Management and Budget, 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, such as the Economic Report of the President, are included, which may vary from year to year. The complete document consists of the following component parts:

  • Budget of the United States Government - contains the Budget Message of the President, information on the President's budget and management priorities, and budget overviews organized by agency, including assessments of their performance.

  • Analytical Perspectives - contains analyses that are designed to highlight specified subject areas or provide other significant presentations of budget data that place the budget in perspective. This volume includes economic and accounting analyses; information on Federal receipts and collections; analyses of Federal spending; detailed information on Federal borrowing and debt; baseline or current services estimates; and other technical presentations.

  • Historical Tables - provides data on budget receipts, outlays, surpluses or deficits, Federal debt, and Federal employment over an extended time period, generally from 1940 or earlier to 2012. To the extent feasible, the data have been adjusted to provide consistency with the 2008 Budget and to provide comparability over time.

  • Appendix - contains detailed information on the various appropriations and funds that constitute the budget and is designed primarily for the use of the Appropriations Committee.

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