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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 Process: Biennial Budgeting for the Federal Government
T-AIMD-00-121: Published: Mar 10, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the proposals to change the entire budget process from an annual to a biennial cycle.GAO noted that: (1) the biennial bills before Congress would shift the entire budget cycle from annual to biennial; (2) the President would submit a budget every year; (3) authorizations would be for 2 years or longer; (4) budget resolutions would be adopted and a...
Credit Reform: HUD's Fiscal Year 2000 Credit Subsidy Budget Estimates Were Reasonable, But Could Have Been Improved
AIMD-00-60R: Published: Jan 14, 2000. Publicly Released: Jan 14, 2000.
GAO provided information on the Federal Housing Administration's credit subsidy budget estimates used to formulate the President's fiscal year (FY) 2000 budget to determine whether: (1) these estimates were reasonable; and (2) any changes need to be made to the credit subsidy estimation process to ensure that future budget estimates are reasonable.GAO noted that: (1) the estimates of loan program...
Budget Issues: Budgeting for Inflation in Civilian Agencies
AIMD-00-14: Published: Oct 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1999.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) experiences with budgeting for inflation, focusing on whether it is feasible for civilian agencies to also budget for inflation.GAO noted that: (1) for a number of reasons, DOD has experienced greater changes in purchasing power due to inflation and has a better ability to track these changes than civilian agencies; (2) more specifically, DOD is able...
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)...
Environmental Protection: Allocation of Operating Expenses to Strategic Goals and Objectives
RCED-99-144R: Published: Apr 20, 1999. Publicly Released: May 24, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on how the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) distributed its fiscal year (FY) 1999 Science and Technology funds among specific objectives in its FY 2000 budget request.GAO noted that: (1) in the FY 1999 budget justification, under the strategic goal Sound Science, Improved Understanding of Environmental Risks and Greater Innovation...
Budget Process: Comments on H.R. 853
T-AIMD-99-188: Published: May 12, 1999. Publicly Released: May 12, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the implications of H.R. 853 on the congressional budget process, focusing on: (1) the importance of the long-term perspective; (2) the long-term and insurance commitments in the budget; and (3) how this relates to the need for control, accountability, and transparency.GAO noted that: (1) in the past GAO suggested four broad goals for a budget pro...
Environmental Protection: EPA's Fiscal Year 1999 Budget Request
RCED-98-259R: Published: Sep 29, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the underlying support for the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) requested fiscal year (FY) 1999 budget increases for the Superfund, climate change, and Environmental Monitoring for Public Access and Community Tracking (EMPACT) programs, focusing on whether: (1) supporting documentation existed for the requested budgetary increases; and (2) t...