Federal Budget & Appropriations: Glossary and Guide
If you're confused by all the language around the federal budget and appropriations, The National Priorities Project can help. Check out their detailed yet easy to understand glossary of common federal terms.
A word to the wise: just because you can speak the language doesn't mean you have to.
While you're at it, don't miss their People's Guide to the Federal Budget. It's a great starting point to understanding the process and how it matters to real people and communities.