BCP - White House, Congress, and the Budget

This course presents a strategic understanding of Federal budgeting and appropriations, with particular attention to the role of the White House and the Congress. With this critical understanding, students develop leadership strategies to shape the fiscal environment to achieve agency strategic outcomes. The course focuses on topics such as the impact of current fiscal issues including the competition between discretionary and non-discretionary spending and its likely impact upon agency activities, the dynamic interaction between agency, executive, and Congressional committees and staffs in developing a budget and gaining an appropriation.