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Budget Issues: Capping of Outlays Is Ineffective for Controlling Expenditures
AFMD-90-111: Published: Sep 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information about federal and state experience with outlay caps.GAO found that: (1) during fiscal years 1970 through 1990, Congress enacted only three outlay caps on two federal programs; (2) states used methods other than outlay caps to control expenditures; (3) agencies had no problems implementing outlay caps; (4) outlay caps failed to produce l...
Deficit Reductions for Fiscal Year 1990: Compliance With the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1989
AFMD-90-49: Published: Jan 26, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 26, 1990.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the President's and the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) compliance with the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1989 requirements to reduce budgetary resources sufficiently to bring the estimated deficit down to the target level.GAO found that: (1) OMB issued revised sequester calculations that established across-the-board reductions of...
Budget Issues: The President's Budget Submission
AFMD-90-35: Published: Oct 27, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 27, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the President's budget submission, focusing on the: (1) customary budget documents and related material, level of budget detail usually available to Congress, and historical pattern of various budget documents; (2) budgetary requirements for the President under existing law; and (3) budget material and level of detail that Congress and GAO need to...
Deficit Reductions for Fiscal Year 1990: Compliance With the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985
AFMD-90-40: Published: Nov 15, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 1989.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO determined whether the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the President complied with requirements of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 in their August and October 1989 reports and orders.GAO found that: (1) the OMB reports and the President's orders substantially complied with the act's requirements for projecting a def...
Budget Issues: Biennial Budgeting Bills in the 101st Congress
AFMD-89-79BR: Published: Jun 20, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on biennial budgeting proposals in the 101st Congress.GAO found that: (1) as of April 30, 1989, the 101st Congress had introduced six biennial budgeting bills; (2) two of the bills proposed to stretch the current budget process by having Congress complete all budget-related actions over the 2-year session; (3) three of the bills propose...
Budget Issues: Budgetary Treatment of Federal Credit Programs
AFMD-89-42: Published: Apr 10, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed its proposal for improving budgeting practices for federal credit programs, focusing on how: (1) it would calculate credit program subsidy costs; and (2) its subsidy estimates would affect the government's reported budget authority, outlay, and deficit totals. GAO also reviewed other proposals by the Senate Budget Committee, the Congressional Budge...
Budget Issues: USDA's Commodity Certificates Should Be Recognized in Budget Totals
AFMD-88-27: Published: Aug 16, 1988. Publicly Released: Aug 16, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the current budget treatment of the Commodity Credit Corporation's (CCC) commodity certificates to: (1) determine if CCC should treat the certificates as cash for budget purposes; and (2) develop alternative budget reporting methods.GAO evaluated three budget reporting methods for commodity certificates, and found that: (1) continuing to treat c...
Regulatory Agencies: Administrative Expenses at FHLBB and FRB for 1985 and 1986
AFMD-88-33: Published: Jun 15, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Home Loan Bank Board (FHLBB) and the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) to determine: (1) the policies and procedures governing their administrative expenses and their compliance with them; (2) applicable laws and regulations; and (3) their budget and related disclosure processes.GAO found that FHLBB: (1) illegally augmented its budget auth...
[Comments on CCC Funding Authority for FY 1988]
B-229958: Published: Mar 10, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO discussed the status of the Commodity Credit Corporation's (CCC) fiscal year (FY) 1988 funding authority. GAO noted that: (1) the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 did not limit or nullify CCC appropriations or expand their availability; and (2) if CCC exhausts its FY 1988 available budget authority for payments to farmers and Congress does not a...
ADP Budget: SSA's Information Technology Systems Budget Requests and Obligations
IMTEC-87-15FS: Published: Mar 10, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Social Security Administration's (SSA): (1) automatic data processing procurements; (2) expenses related to its Systems Modernization Plan; and (3) estimates of future costs to complete the plan.GAO developed data on the SSA Information Technology Systems (ITS) budget activity for fiscal years (FY) 1983 through 1987, including...