Program and Budget Information on the President's Budget for FY 1984

PAD-83-26: Published: Feb 17, 1983. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 1983.

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GAO presented material for consideration in preparation of the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee's views and estimates report on the President's fiscal year (FY) 1984 budget proposals.

GAO noted that, in the administration's efforts to restrain Government spending and emphasize program reforms, the budget for appropriation accounts and budget functions under the committee's jurisdiction reflects an decrease of $6.3 billion in outlays and an increase of $7.5 billion in budget authority. Outlays will increase by about $166 million and budget authority will increase by about $198 million to strengthen support of basic research in the mathematical and physical sciences and engineering. Spending in the education, training, employment, and social services function will decrease by $1.4 billion. Health care services outlays will increase by $8.3 billion while appropriations for medicaid will drop by $.3 billion. Block grant programs created in 1981 will remain virtually intact, although some will be reorganized. GAO noted those programs which will require reauthorization for FY 1983 or later.

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