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Development of the federal budget is a long, complex process. Understanding how it works, however, is important for staying informed and advocating for research.

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An introduction to the Federal Budget Process (PDF)

If you have questions about the process, be sure to check out the Federal Budget FAQ. And for further information, visit the Policy Basics section of the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities or the R&D Budget and Policy Program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.