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Congressional Justifications

In support of the President's budget request, when the President submits the Executive Branch Budget to Congress each year, the Executive agencies submit a document called the Congressional Justification. This document "justifies" the request by the President by explaining the mission of the agency, outlining the goals and objectives of the coming fiscal year, and provides comparative data for the previous, current, and proposed budget.

  • FY 2020 Congressional Justification [PDF - 5 MB]

  • FY 2020 Operating Plan [PDF - 591 KB]

The Online Performance Appendix is one of several documents that fulfill the Department of Health and Human Services’ performance planning and reporting requirements. It provides performance measures and summarized program results information that is more detailed for all HHS measures.