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Congressional approaches to biennial budgeting

James Saturno

Congressional approaches to biennial budgeting

by James Saturno

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Published by Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Budget process -- United States,
  • Budget -- Law and legislation -- United States,
  • United States -- Appropriations and expenditures

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesCRS report for Congress
    StatementMichael D. Margeson, revised and updated by James Saturno
    SeriesReport (Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service) -- no. 87-653 GOV, Major studies and issue briefs of the Congressional Research Service -- 1987-88, reel 4, fr. 00778
    ContributionsMargeson, Michael D, Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination21 p.
    Number of Pages21
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15455956M

    Start studying Public Administration Final. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Search. requires agencies to report to Congress and GAO on available positions requiring Senate Confirmation. Creating a biennial budget and enacting a balanced-budget constitutional amendment. The outline includes fundamental reforms of the budget process such as establishing enforceable fiscal targets, establishing a budget concepts commission, and moving to biennial budgeting. It also includes smaller procedural changes that Congress could act upon as soon as this fall.

    Articulated by his book published in , the theory that government can use the budget to steer the economy can be attributed to John Maynard Keynes. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that between and the federal debt owned by the public as a share of the total economy will. Implementing Beyond Budgeting: Unlocking the Performance Potential, Second Edition is both a theoretical introduction and a practical guide to bringing such an empowering and adaptive management model to life. Drawing on the author's twenty years of Beyond Budgeting experience, this book not only demonstrates the serious problems with /5(12).

    Budget Savings and Reductions memo by OFM Director David Schumacher, Ap supplemental operating budget ESSB as passed Legislature, Ma –21 enacted budgets | Office of Financial Management. Get this from a library! Biennial budgeting: hearing before the Committee on Rules, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixth Congress, second session Febru March 10 [United States. Congress. House. Committee on Rules.].


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Congressional approaches to biennial budgeting by James Saturno Download PDF EPUB FB2

Biennial budgeting proposals may focus on enacting budgetary legislation for either a two-year period or two succeeding one-year periods in a single measure.

This book discusses options, issues and previous Congressional action in biennial budgeting. Carolyn Douglas (Editor) Series: Congressional Policies, Practices and Procedures BISAC: BUS A Message from our President – For books published prior toplease click here.

Login / Sign Up. Two biennial budgeting approaches have been proposed—the "stretch" and "split-sessions" models. The stretch model would have the Congress prepare a budget for the biennium (the two-year fiscal period) over the two years of a Congress.

The split-sessions model would have the Congress prepare a biennial budget during one year and. Biennial Budgeting: Options, Issues, and Previous Congressional Action Congressional Research Service 3 and the President;8 and some argue that a merged authorization-appropriations process could reduce the volume of legislation that needs to be considered in any given session of Congress.9 As.

Biennial Budgeting: Issues, Options, and Congressional Actions Congressional Research Service 3 Multiyear Authorizations Many biennial budgeting proposals require that all authorizations be enacted for periods longer than one fiscal year.

Under current practice, many authorizations are already enacted for multiyear periods. biennial budget. We have completed the analysis for our bi- ennial budgeting study, and the draft report was released for comment to the Office of Management and Budget and the I Congressional Budget Office.

On Decemwe issued part of our overall. GAO discussed provisions of four biennial budgeting bills and suggested that, if Congress were to decide to switch to the biennial budget process, Congressional approaches to biennial budgeting book should concentrate budget actions in the first year of each new Congress, conduct oversight in the second year, and adopt a fiscal period beginning January 1 of even-numbered years.

One argument made on behalf of biennial budgeting is that it will improve congressional operations, giving Congress more time for oversight. This argument appears to be overstated. What is traditionally thought of as oversight is done primarily by authorizing committees, which do not operate on an annual budget cycle.

In addition to biennial budgeting and appropriations, Congress should set targets for the major entitlement programs and tax expenditures and establish a schedule of periodic review and. Mr. Chairman, I appreciate the opportunity to testify before your committee this morning on “Biennial Budgeting: A Tool for Improving Government Fiscal Management and Oversight.”.

Center-stage at the meeting were two reform proposals that, if enacted, would divorce Congress even further from budgetary responsibility: biennial budgeting and staggered appropriations. Biennial budgeting has been touted as a logical reform for the mess of congressional budgeting for decades, yet no expert consensus on its advantages or disadvantages has emerged.

Advocates suggest it would provide more stability, lessen the politicization of funding debates, and more rigorous oversight of federal spending. In Congressional Budgeting, Patrick Fisher analyzes the problems inherent in the congressional budget process, and studies why congress makes the budgetary decisions that it does.

Fisher argues that it is the representational nature of Congress that makes budgeting such a flawed process. Budgeting requires Congress to compromise parochial Cited by: 3. GAO Cautions about Biennial Budgeting "This change [biennial budgeting] has often been suggested as a way to streamline the budget process, provide more focused time for congressional oversight of programs and, by providing funding for a longer period of time, enhance agencies’ ability to.

Balanced-budget mandates and biennial budgeting are popular ideas for fixing the federal budgeting process. But what works in state capitols isn’t the right approach for. Shown Here: Introduced in House (02/15/) Biennial Budgeting and Enhanced Oversight Act of This bill amends the Congressional Budget Act ofthe Congressional Budget Impoundment and Control Act ofand the Rules of the House of Representatives to change the process for the President's budget submission, congressional budget resolutions, appropriations.

Biennial Budgeting Rudolph G. Penner* The Urban Institute Mr. Chairman, Mr. Van Hollen, and other members of the committee, thank you for the opportunity to testify on biennial budgeting.

The term has, at least, two meanings. In one, Congress would only pass a. Congress should adopt a biennial budgeting system whereby each new Congress would enact all appropriations and authorizations in the first year of the two year legislative cycle.

CHAPTER 3. BUDGET SYSTEMS AND EXPENDITURE CLASSIFICATION A. APPROACHES TO BUDGETING Different countries have taken different approaches to, and several traditions exist, each with its specific features consistent with the overall administrative “culture.” The following should be read with this basic consideration in mind, although it isFile Size: KB.

While not as entertaining as “Bye, Bye, Birdie,” the bobby-soxer romp of the early s, biennial budgeting represents a refreshing change-of-pace from the dour melodrama that Congress’ current fiscal discourse has become. On MaSens. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) scored a preliminary victory on the issue when the Senate voted in favor.

In this testimony before the US House of Representatives Committee on the Budget, Institute fellow Rudy Penner discussed the problems that could arise from biennial budgeting, including needing to rely more heavily on forecasts which may contain errors, fewer opportunities for oversight, and fewer opportunities to work through the complexities of the budget.Home > Committee Reports > th Congress > S.

Rept. S. Rept. - BIENNIAL BUDGETING AND APPROPRIATIONS ACT th Congress () Committee Report.Biennial budgeting would make the budget process more efficient, reduce needless duplication, and free executive agencies and Congress to better attend to the concerns of American citizens.

This improvement would help reorient congressional responsibility away from simply spending money, and towards effective stewardship of the nation.