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BUDGET OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
Unless otherwise specified, all of the call numbers refer to items which can be retrieved on the Lower Level of the Science, Industry and Business Library. (*R precedes Library of Congress call numbers, which are on items on the Open Reference Shelves of the Lower Level or at the McGraw Desk).
"A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon it adds up to real money" attributed to Sen. Everett Dirksen of Illinois.
The executive budget is a proposal. Congress reviews and finalizes the President's proposal through a process that is concluded by various "appropriations." Appropriation hearings more closely reflect actual budgeted expenses. Figures for the past year in President's budget are factual. Current and next year are "estimates."