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Budget Issues: Long-Term Fiscal Challenges
GAO-02-467T: Published: Feb 27, 2002. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2002.
Combating terrorism and ensuring homeland security have created urgent claims on the nation's attention and on the federal budget. Although an economic recovery seems to be underway, the recession that began last spring has had real consequences for the budget. At the same time, the fiscal pressures created by the retirement of the baby boomers and rising health care costs continue unchanged. Howe...
Federal Budget: The President's Midsession Review
OCG-99-29: Published: Jul 27, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 27, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the President's Midsession Review and the implications of the President's proposals on fiscal policy and the federal budget.GAO noted that: (1) the large on-budget surpluses are still projections; (2) even in the near term these projections are optimistic and may not be realized since they assume full compliance with existing tight caps on discret...
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)...
District of Columbia Courts: Financial Related Issues for Fiscal Year 1998
T-AIMD/OGC-99-176: Published: May 18, 1999. Publicly Released: May 18, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the issues related to the District of Columbia (DC) Courts' financial operations for fiscal year (FY) 1998, focusing on: (1) identifying DC Courts' total obligations for fiscal years 1996, 1997, and 1998; (2) whether DC Courts had a spending plan for FY 1998, and whether it obligated funds consistent with available resources; (3) why payments to c...
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 Issues: Trust Funds in the Budget
T-AIMD/RCED-99-110: Published: Mar 9, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed budget accounting and budget enforcement as they relate to trust funds and other special funds in the budget, focusing on: (1) the structure of the federal budget--especially categorizations within the unified budget; (2) the budget outlook, discretionary caps, and enforcement situation as the nation enters a projected era of unified budget surplu...
Budget Issues Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-98-21(3): Published: Aug 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1998.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Budget Issues issue area as of August 17, 1998...
Budget Issues Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-98-21(2): Published: May 1, 1998. Publicly Released: May 1, 1998.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Budget Issues issue area as of May 3, 1998...
National Weather Service: Events Surrounding Fiscal Year 1997 Budget
AIMD-98-69: Published: Mar 4, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the key events related to the fiscal year (FY) 1997 budget shortfall of the National Weather Service (NWS), focusing on: (1) the formulation and execution of the NWS' FY 1997 budget; and (2) key events regarding NWS' FY 1997 budget shortfall and efforts to address it.GAO noted that: (1) based on guidance provided by the Department of Commerce and t...