Q: What occurs during the appropriations process?
- 1Congress acquires requested oversight material from the executive.false
- 2Congress instructs the president to eliminate federal agencies.false
- 3Congress grants funds to federal agencies.true
- 4Congress makes laws.false
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Answer : 3. "Congress grants funds to federal agencies."
Answer: C) Congress grants funds to federal agencies. Explanation: Appropriations are annual decisions made by Congress about how the federal government spends some of its money. In general, the appropriations process addresses the discretionary portion of the budget – spending ranging from national defense to food safety to education to federal employee salaries, but excludes mandatory spending, such as Medicare and Social Security, which is spent automatically according to formulas. Hence, congress grants funds to federal agencies and programs during the appropriations process.