Annually the Congress considers 13 Appropriations bills to provide the funding for most federal agencies and programs. The funding provided in these bills is generally referred to as discretionary spending and is provided for the next fiscal year.

These bills include:

Agriculture & Rural Development
Commerce, Justice, State & the Judiciary
District of Columbia
Energy & Water Development
Foreign Operations
Labor, Health & Human Services, Education
Legislative Branch
Military Construction
Treasury, Postal Service & General Government
Veterans, Housing & Urban Development, Independent Agencies