When an Agency's Budget Request Does Not Match the President's Request: The FY2018 CFTC Request and 'Budget Bypass' [June 7, 2017] [open pdf - 139KB]
"The Trump Administration released its first full budget request on May 23, 2017, for FY2018. Like other recent presidential budget requests, it includes an Appendix chapter for independent agencies such as the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Notably, the Trump Administration's budget request for CFTC does not equal the amount requested directly by the agency in its budget justification submitted to Congress. Specifically:  The Trump Administration's FY2018 request for CFTC is $250 million,  CFTC's Budget Justification submitted to Congress requests $281.5 million."
CRS Insight, IN10715
Federation of American Scientists: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/index.html