After receiving President Obama’s budget request March 4, Congressional appropriators began work on their FY ‘15 spending bills. House and Senate Appropriations Committees are now working to divide the total spending amount for the fiscal year among the 12 appropriations subcommittees, resulting in what are called the 302(b) allocations. Both the House and Senate Appropriations Committee chairs stated that they will proceed with establishing 302(b) subcommittee allocations within the FY15 spending caps, not the higher amount requested by the Administration. See for updated Federal budget charts.