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Fiscal Year 2009 Congressional Budget and Spending

Watch the progress of budgeting and spending for Fiscal Year 2009, which begins October 1, 2008.

September 24, 2008

This page contains information on the the congressional budget and spending process for Fiscal Year 2009, which begins October 1, 2008.

The House and Senate are poised to pass a temporary spending measure that costs the average U.S. family over $5,800, according to a WashingtonWatch.com estimate. Read about it here.

The bill is S. 2638, one of last year's Department of Homeland Security spending bills (which did not pass).

Along with funding the remainder of the government through March, the bill is reported to include full-year funding for Defense, Homeland Security, and Military Construction-Veterans Affairs. The bills replaced by this stopgap measure are listed below. (Defense is the largest, but neither the House nor the Senate even introduced a regular spending bill.):

Defense
-House: no bill introduced
-Senate: no bill introduced

Homeland Security
- House: H.R. 6947, The Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2009 - $423.25
- Senate: S. 3181, The Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2009 - $425.20

Military Veterans
- House: H.R. 6599, The Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2009 - $1,071.25
-Senate: S. 3301, The Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2009 - $1,080.73

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September 14, 2008

With just over two weeks before the beginning of the new fiscal year, neither the House or the Senate have introduced all the annual spending bills, and none have passed into law.

Below is a list of the twelve annual spending bills and their costs per U.S. family (based on current interest rates and population figures on September 14, 2008):

Added September 20: House DHS Appropriations bill

Agriculture
- House: no bill introduced
- Senate: S. 3289, The Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2009 - $825.25

Commerce/Justice/Science
- House: no bill introduced
-Senate: S. 3182, The Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2009 - $558.71

Defense
-House: no bill introduced
-Senate: no bill introduced

Energy & Water
- House: no bill introduced
- Senate: S. 3258, The Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2009 - $314.83

Financial Services
- House: no bill introduced
-Senate: S. 3260, The Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2009 - $424.71

Homeland Security
- House: H.R. 6947, The Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2009 - $423.25
- Senate: S. 3181, The Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2009 - $425.20

Interior
- House: no bill introduced
-Senate: no bill introduced

Labor/HHS/Education
- House: no bill introduced
-Senate: S. 3230, The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2009 - $6,118.99

Legislative Branch
- House: no bill introduced
- Senate: no bill introduced

Military Veterans
- House: H.R. 6599, The Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2009 - $1,071.25
-Senate: S. 3301, The Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2009 - $1,080.73

State/Foreign Operations
- House: no bill introduced
- Senate: S. 3288, The Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2009 - $357.88

Transportation/HUD
- House: no bill introduced
- Senate: S. 3261, The Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2009 - $1,110.43