Budget 101

May 5, 2017
Through the federal budget process, Congress can make funding decisions that put us on track to end hunger and poverty. Infographic by Doug Puller / Bread for the World

Through the federal budget process, Congress can make funding decisions that put us on track to end hunger and poverty. Regardless of which political party controls Congress or the White House, our elected leaders must write, pass, and administer our nation’s budget. Through the federal budget our government invests in many anti-poverty and anti-hunger programs that help people stay out of poverty and thrive.

This guide answers the questions:

  • How is the federal government’s budget put together?
  • Why is it an important tool and place for advocacy to end hunger?

In simple terms, this fact sheet and our corresponding infographic explain the often complex process of developing a budget for the federal government.

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