Budget Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Year 1996

IAP-96-1: Published: May 1, 1996. Publicly Released: May 1, 1996.

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GAO provided information on its Budget Issue area plan, focusing on the: (1) federal deficit; (2) effects of the budget and the budget process on policymakers' ability to make choices; and (3) budget's impact on government operations.

GAO plans to: (1) identify the causes, implications, and appropriate responses to the persistent budget deficit; (2) identify how the government can improve decisionmaking to better allocate federal resources and meet national priorities through improvements to the budget structure, process, and reporting mechanisms; (3) assess the issues involved in effectively restructuring the government and the appropriate federal role; (4) identify the long-term economic impact of current fiscal policy and deficit reduction options; (5) develop alternative analytical perspectives to educate the public and Congress on budget trends and the policy choices of deficit reduction; (6) develop alternative approaches to structuring, presenting, and analyzing the budget so that the implications of budget choices are highlighted; (7) explore areas where accounting concepts can add value to the budget and the budget process can be streamlined; and (8) improve the basis on which Congress makes decisions concerning federal government restructuring, privatization, and devolution.

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    U.S. Territories:

    Public Debt Outlook
    GAO-18-160: Published: Oct 2, 2017. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 2017.

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    State and Local Governments' Fiscal Outlook:

    2016 Update
    GAO-17-213SP: Published: Dec 8, 2016. Publicly Released: Dec 8, 2016.

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