This report is one in a series of updates. For the most recent coverage of this report series, please see 10-RL-34424c in the 2010 issue. Summarizes concept of discretionary spending, and outlines categories of Federal spending. Examines recent fiscal policy and discretionary spending, and addresses imposition of discretionary spending limits in 2011. Discusses long-term trends in discretionary spending and changes in discretionary spending as a national priority. Considers problems arising from declining share of discretionary spending. Includes tables and graphs.
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Microfiche version: Library of Congress. Government Division. Trends in Discretionary Spending