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Appropriations 101 — December 7, 2023

Appropriations 101 — December 7, 2023

Date: Thursday, December 7, 2023
Time: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: FiscalNote Global Headquarters — 1201 Pennsylvania Ave NW, 6th floor Washington, D.C. 20004 

Immerse yourself in the complex world of federal budgeting led by CQ, the most trusted source of insights for following and navigating Congress for 75+ years. This enriching course delves into the intricacies of how the entire federal government is funded — from the President’s annual budget submission to the passing of appropriations bills.

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    In this course you will learn:

    • The Budget Process: Get a clear understanding of the federal budgeting process — its intended workings versus how it actually operates. This course also provides an analysis of historical trends and potential future trajectories.

    • Reconciliation: Demystify the complex budgetary reconciliation process. We’ll offer a timeline of its operation and discuss its origin, intent, and effectiveness as a powerful legislative tool.

    • Authorizers vs. Appropriators: Dive deep into the distinguishing roles of these two fundamental entities in the budgetary process, promoting a detailed understanding of their functions in public expenditure and resource allocation.

    • The House & Congressional Appropriations Process: Embark on an in-depth journey into the intricate procedures and dynamics involved in allocating government funds within the U.S. House of Representatives and the broader congressional framework.

    Equip yourself with the knowledge to better understand the direction of our nation.

    Lunch is included with the cost of registration.

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    Learn from our team of experts

    The program is led by Stephen Salfeety, Managing Director of CQ, who has 23+ years experience working in and alongside Congress. Steve is joined by some of the best policy reporters and legislative analysts in the U.S., who are able to provide meaningful insights into both how Congress is designed to work, as well as how it actually works.

    Appropriations 101 sample schedule

    8:15 AM   —  Welcome and continental breakfast

    9:00 AM   —  Formal welcome and introductions

    9:30 AM   —  The Budget Process

    10:15 AM —  Break

    10:30 AM —  Defense Authorization

    11:15 AM —  Authorizers vs. Appropriators

    12:00 PM —  Catered lunch break

    1:00 PM   —  Historical Appropriations Trends

    1:45 PM   —  Current Year Outlook

    2:30 PM   —  Break

    2:45 PM   —  The House & Congressional Appropriations Process

    3:45 PM   —  Reporter/editor Q&A

    4:30 PM   —  Wrap-up

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    About CQ

    Founded in 1945, CQ was created to help readers understand the real life implications of their government, by providing in-depth information about Congressional activity. Today, we help you stay one step ahead of U.S. legislative activity with unmatched Congressional data, insights, analysis, and award-winning news. As the preferred legislative tracking service of Congress, CQ pairs innovation with experience and provides over 30 years of valuable data at your fingertips.

    CQ has been the gold standard for opinion, insight, and non-partisan perspective since 1945. We act as the purest connection to Congress for thousands of clients worldwide.

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