Keri Wiginton is a writer and photographer who focuses on women’s issues and mental health, with a heavy dose of travel thrown in. Before lending her expertise to Stacker, she spent 15 years in the newspaper world at the Tampa Bay Times and Chicago Tribune. She lives in Madison, Wis., with her husband and cat-child, Nea.
To fund the government, the president proposes a budget. Then Congress has to talk it over and vote before anything gets the green light. The approval process generally takes a considerable amount of time.