Occasionally there is need to modify the President’s budget to recognize special circumstances that could not be foreseen when the President’s budget was transmitted to Congress. Changes can only be requested by the President and these changes are called supplementals (for the current year) and amendments (for the next, or budget year). In addition, appropriations acts occasionally provide funds contingent upon the President taking further action to make them available (usually termed a “release”).


fiscal years 2017-2018

Estimate #1—FY 2017 Appropriations Request:  Department of Defense to rebuild the U.S. Armed Forces and accelerate the campaign to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, and Department of Homeland Security for urgent border protection activities. —3/16/17

Presidential Designation of Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism:  Multiple Accounts in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017, for the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the Broadcasting Board of Governors.—5/04/17

Presidential Designation of Funding as an Emergency Requirement:  Multiple Accounts in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017, for the Department of Agriculture, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of the Interior, Department of Transportation, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.— 5/04/17

Estimate #2—FY 2018 Budget Amendments:  Departments of Agriculture, Defense, Energy, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, and Justice, as well as the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, and the National Endowment for the Arts.—6/29/17

Presidential Designation of Funding as an Emergency Requirement: Multiple Accounts in the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 and Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act, 2017, for the Departments of Agriculture, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, of the Interior, and Veterans Affairs, and the Small Business Administration. —9/8/17

Presidential Designation of Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism: Multiple Accounts in the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 and Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act, 2017, for the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, and State, and the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the Broadcasting Board of Governors. —9/8/17

Presidential Designation of Funding as an Emergency Requirement: Multiple Accounts in the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act, 2017, for the Departments of Homeland Security, Agriculture, Housing and Urban Development, and of the Interior.—10/26/17

Estimate #3—FY 2018 Budget Amendments: Department of Defense to support urgent missile defeat and defense enhancements to counter the threat from North Korea, repair damage to U.S. Navy ships, and support the Administration’s South Asia strategy. —11/06/17

Presidential Designation of Funding as an Emergency Requirement: Multiple Accounts in the Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018, for the Department of Defense. —12/22/17

Presidential Designation of Funding as an Emergency Requirement: Multiple Accounts in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 for the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, the Interior, Justice, Labor, Transportation, and Veterans Affairs, and the Corps of Engineers—Civil, Environmental Protection Agency, General Services Administration, Government Accountability Office, Legal Services Corporation, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Science Foundation, and Small Business Administration. —2/9/18

Presidential Designation of Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism: Multiple Accounts in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018, for the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, and State, and the U.S. Agency for International Development. —3/23/18

Presidential Designation of Funding as an Emergency Requirement: for the accounts referenced in section 7058(d) of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 for U.S. Agency for International Development to carry out programs to accelerate the capacities of targeted countries to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease outbreaks. —3/23/18