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Impoundments: Proposed Deferral of Funds for SSA Administrative Expenses
OGC-96-25: Published: Jul 26, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1996.
GAO reviewed the revised deferral of budget authority contained in the President's eighth special impoundment message for fiscal year 1996.GAO found that the revised deferral was in accordance with the Impoundment Control Act...
Budget Process: Issues in Biennial Budget Proposals
T-AIMD-96-136: Published: Jul 24, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 1996.
GAO discussed several proposals to change the budget process from an annual to a biennial cycle. GAO noted that: (1) many congressional members believe a biennial budget cycle would streamline the budget process, provide longer-term funding levels, enhance agencies' ability to manage their programs, and provide more time for congressional oversight; (2) preparation and analysis for the annual budg...
NASA Budget: Carryover Balances in Selected Programs
T-NSIAD-96-207: Published: Jul 18, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 1996.
GAO discussed the extent of carryover budget balances for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Mission to Planet Earth program and other NASA programs. GAO noted that: (1) certain NASA program appropriations are available for obligation over a 2-year period; (2) carryover balances in these program areas totalled $3.6 billion by the end of fiscal year (FY) 1995; (3) NASA estim...
Budget Process: Evolution and Challenges
T-AIMD-96-129: Published: Jul 11, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the evolution of the budget process and challenges to changing the budget process. GAO noted that: (1) conflicts over who controlled the budget led to the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 and Congress' role in setting federal fiscal policies and establishing spending priorities; (2) the act also established the Congressiona...
Addressing the Deficit: Updating the Budgetary Implications of Selected GAO Work
OCG-96-5: Published: Jun 28, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1996.
GAO provided updated information on spending reduction and revenue gain options that stemmed from key findings in GAO work, focusing on the: (1) analytical framework for considering individual options; and (2) estimates of budgetary savings or revenue gains of each option, where available.GAO found that: (1) the reported spending and revenue options could be used to reduce the deficit or to free u...
Analysis of USDA Budgets, Fiscal Years 1996 and 1997
RCED-96-182R: Published: Jun 7, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 1996.
GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) fiscal year (FY) 1996 appropriation and FY 1997 budget request, focusing on whether prior-year unobligated funds could be rescinded and the USDA FY 1997 budget reduced. GAO noted that: (1) USDA has approximately $1.35 billion in potential rescissions for FY 1996 and $2.7 billion in potential reductions for FY 1997; (2) the potential rescissions a...
Budget Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Year 1996
IAP-96-1: Published: May 1, 1996. Publicly Released: May 1, 1996.
GAO provided information on its Budget Issue area plan, focusing on the: (1) federal deficit; (2) effects of the budget and the budget process on policymakers' ability to make choices; and (3) budget's impact on government operations.GAO plans to: (1) identify the causes, implications, and appropriate responses to the persistent budget deficit; (2) identify how the government can improve decisionm...
Impoundments: Comments on Proposed Rescissions of Fiscal Year 1996 Budget Authority
OGC-96-7: Published: Apr 29, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1996.
GAO reviewed five proposed rescissions of budget authority in the President's fifth special impoundment message for fiscal year 1996.GAO found that the proposed rescissions were in accordance with the Impoundment Control Act. GAO also provided specific information on the proposed recissions that should be useful to Congress in its examination of the message...
Impoundments: Comments on Proposed Deferrals of Fiscal Year 1996 Budget Authority
OGC-96-5: Published: Apr 16, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1996.
GAO reviewed nine rescissions of budget authority, three deferrals of budget authority, and two revised deferrals of budget authority included in the President's second, third, and fourth special impoundment messages for fiscal year 1996.GAO found that all of the deferrals and rescissions are in accordance with the Impoundment Control Act. GAO also provided specific information on seven of the def...