The 2017 Budget Variance Tables are intended to facilitate the legislators’ evaluation of the 2017 President’s annual budget proposal. This handbook provides a quick reference to the size and distribution of the proposed obligation budget. The tables present a comparison of the budget by object of expenditures (i.e., personal services, maintenance and other operating expenses, and capital outlay), and by department/agency and special purpose funds. It shows the increments and reductions in agency budgets, and identifies the top gainers andlosers under the proposed budget with reference to the immediate past year. This publication is part of a package of budget-related CPBRD publication which also includes the Agency Budget Notes (ABN) and briefers on the Macroeconomic Perspective, Financing Program and Dimensions of the Proposed Budget.