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Budget of the United States Government: Description of Budget Documents Fiscal Year 2009

Cover of the FY09 Budget of the United States Government.

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.

Cover of FY09 Analytical Perspectives.

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.

This year, the Analytical Perspectives volume contains a CD-ROM with certain information that was previously published in the budget documents, such as evaluations and analyses of programs and management at Federal departments and agencies, as well as lists of Federal programs by agency and account and by budget function.

Cover of FY09 Historical Tables.

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 2013. To the extent feasible, the data have been adjusted to provide consistency with the 2009 Budget and to provide comparability over time.

Cover of FY09 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. The Appendix contains more detailed financial information on individual programs and appropriation accounts than any of the other budget documents. It includes for each agency: the proposed text of appropriations language, budget schedules for each account, new legislative proposals, explanations of the work to be performed and the funds needed, and proposed general provisions applicable to the appropriations of entire agencies or group of agencies. Information is also provided on certain activities whose outlays are not part of the budget totals.