Appropriations, Military

The military appropriations process in the United States is a multistep process that involves key elements of the executive and legislative branches, resulting in congressional appropriation bills signed into law by the president. The budget process was first established by the Budget and Accounting Act of 1921, which requires the president to submit a federal government budget to Congress every year. Originally, the act created the Bureau of the Budget for this purpose; the name of the bureau was later changed to Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 (1974 Budget Act) specifies the role Congress plays in the budget process.

The budget funds all branches of the U.S. military: army, navy, air force, and Marine Corps. Salaries, ...

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