Policy watchers are already gearing up for major budget action under the new Congress and administration. As we consider the road ahead, BPC is looking back at just how we reached where we are today on budget policy.

The timeline below chronicles the major fiscal events since the start of the Obama administration and marks the key upcoming moments in the first 100 days of the next administration. Scroll down to see events as they occurred, and select “Read More” for a detailed description of what happened at each juncture. You can expand the charts to view the full images.

  1. By April 15, the House and Senate are scheduled to pass a concurrent budget resolution setting discretionary spending levels for Fiscal Year 2018.


    April 2017