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The federal budget [electronic resource] : politics, policy, process / by Allen Schick.

Author/Creator:
Schick, Allen.
Edition:
3rd ed.
Publication:
Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, c2007.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (xii, 345 p.) : ill.
Subjects:
Budget -- United States.
Budget process -- United States.
Contents:
1. Conflict and resolution in federal budgeting
Conflict
Resolution
The two worlds of budgeting
2. The evolution of federal budgeting
Legislative dominance : 1789-1921
Presidential dominance : 1921-74
Congress versus the president : 1974-2000
How the budget was balanced and unbalanced
Is self-correction enough?
Balanced budget amendment
Conclusion
3. The budget's shifting boundaries
Receipts, budgetary resources, and outlays
Scope of the budget
Measuring the budget
Conclusion
4. The political rules and arithmetic of budgeting
Overview of the annual budget cycle
Discretionary and direct spending
The politics of budgetary arithmetic
Baseline projections
Economic arithmetic
The politics of scoring
When politics meets economics
Conclusion
5. The president's budget
Presidential roles and styles
Changes in presidential budgeting
Formulating the president's budget
The Office of Management and Budget
Information in the president's budget
The president's budget in congress
The veto power
Conclusion
6. The congressional budget process
Why congress has a budget resolution
Structure and content of the budget resolution
Binding rules and nonbinding sentiments
The budget committees
The Congressional Budget Office
Formulating the budget resolution
Floor action
Why the resolution is rarely adopted on schedule
The reconciliation process
Enforcing congressional budget decisions
Would a presidential role strengthen congressional budgeting?
Conclusion
7. Revenue legislation
Revenue legislation in congress
PAYGO rules
Impact of PAYGO on congressional behavior
Tax expenditures
Rates versus breaks : the 1980s versus the 1990s
Cutting rates and adding breaks : tax policy in the new millennium
Dynamic revenue scoring
Trends in federal revenue
Sources of federal revenue
Who pays federal taxes?
User charges
Offsetting collections
Conclusion
8. Authorizing legislation
Types of authorizing legislation
Authorizing legislation in congress
The relationship of authorizations and appropriations
Direct spending legislation
Conclusion
9. The appropriations process
Types of appropriations acts
Tradition and change
The appropriations committees and their subcommittees
Tradition and change on appropriations subcommittees
Procedures and politics of committee action
Procedures and politics of house and senate action
Supplemental appropriations
Continuing resolutions and omnibus appropriations
Structure and content of appropriations measures
Legislation and limitations in appropriations acts
Interpreting appropriations measures
Conclusion
10. Managing federal expenditures
Spending budget resources
Deviations from spending plans
Managing agency finances
Conclusion
11. Budgeting for the long term
The adequacy of budget controls
Budgeting for the future
Lengthening the time horizon of budgeting
Conclusion
Federal budget-related Internet Websites
Glossary.
Notes:
Description based on print version record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. Available via World Wide Web.
Description based on print version record.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Bruce Alan Miller Book Fund.
Contributor:
ebrary, Inc.
Bruce Alan Miller Book Fund.
ISBN:
0815777329 (electronic bk.)
9780815777328 (electronic bk.)
9780815777359 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0815777353 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Publisher Number:
99955536457
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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