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Budget Process: Extending Budget Controls
GAO-02-682T: Published: Apr 25, 2002. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 2002.
The events of September 11 imposed new demands on the federal budget, while pent-up demands from years of fighting deficits remain. In the past, GAO has suggested four broad principles for a budget process. That process should (1) provide information on the long-term impact of decisions, both macro--linking fiscal policy to the long-term economic outlook--and micro--providing recognition of the lo...
Budget Scoring: Budget Scoring Affects Some Lease Terms, but Full Extent Is Uncertain
GAO-01-929: Published: Aug 31, 2001. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 2001.
This report responds to a concern that budget-scoring restrictions were forcing the General Services Administration (GSA) to rely on shorter term leases that increase the costs to the Federal Buildings Fund because their per-square-foot costs are greater than longer term leases. Budget-scorekeeping rules are to be used by the scorekeepers to ensure compliance with budget laws and that legislation...
Housing and Urban Development: Comments on HUD's Fiscal Year 2002 Budget Request
GAO-01-663T: Published: Apr 25, 2001. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 2001.
GAO discussed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) fiscal year 2002 budget request. Because HUD's 2002 budget request was released only two weeks before this testimony, GAO could only offer a general discussion of the budget's policy policy implications and program trade-offs. GAO found that, in recent years, HUD has had significant unexpended balances, making it difficult for C...
Supporting Congressional Oversight: Framework for Considering Budgetary Implications of Selected GAO Work
GAO-01-447: Published: Mar 9, 2001. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 2001.
This report provides a framework for considering the budgetary implications of program reform options discussed in past GAO work but not yet addressed or enacted. To help Congress, GAO has developed an oversight framework that is intended to allow Congress to systematically address the goals, scope, and approaches for delivering these on-going programs. This report contains more than 100 examples...
Budget Issues: Budgetary Implications of Selected GAO Work for Fiscal Year 2001
OCG-00-8: Published: Mar 31, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the budgetary implications of selected program reforms discussed in its past work but not yet implemented or enacted.GAO noted that: (1) Congress has many available options for cutting spending or raising revenue; (2) GAO discusses the conventions used to estimate savings and revenue gains; (3) GAO provides for congressional consideration an analyt...
Budget Issues: Cap Structure and Guaranteed Funding
T-AIMD-99-210: Published: Jul 21, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed: (1) the budget structure and current budgetary control regime; (2) the budget outlook, discretionary caps, and enforcement situation as the United States enters an era of projected unified budget surpluses; (3) potential implications of guaranteeing minimum spending levels on the discretionary side of the budget; and (4) the pay-as-you-go (PAYGO)...
Budget Issues: Budgetary Implications of Selected GAO Work for Fiscal Year 2000
OCG-99-26: Published: Apr 16, 1999. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the budgetary implications of selected program reforms discussed in its work but not yet implemented or enacted.GAO noted that: (1) Congress has many available options for cutting spending or raising revenue; (2) GAO discussed the conventions used to estimate savings and revenue gains; (3) it provided for congressional consideration an analytical f...
Budget Issues: Budget Enforcement Compliance Report
AIMD-99-100: Published: Apr 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed compliance by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) with the requirements of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, focusing on OMB and CBO reports issued for legislation enacted during the 2nd session of the 105th Congress, which ended on October 21, 1998.GAO noted that: (1) CBO...
Budget Process: Use of PAYGO and Discretionary Offsets
AIMD-98-213R: Published: Jul 14, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the past use of discretionary spending as an offset for mandatory spending increases or tax decreases under the pay-as-you-go (PAYGO) provisions of the Budget Enforcement Act (BEA), focusing on: (1) instances where mandatory spending reductions have offset discretionary increases; (2) instances where discretionary spending reductions have offset ma...