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Cancellation of the availability of budgetary resources previously provided by law before the authority would otherwise lapse. Reductions can be account specific and across-the-board. (See also Rescission; Sequestration.)
- “Will the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction Succeed?” by Sarah A. Binder, August 1, 2011, Brookings
- “Across-the-Board Rescissions in Appropriations Acts: Overview and Recent Practices,” CRS Report R43234 (23-page PDF)
- “Judicial Review of Rescissions and Deferrals Under the Impoundment Control Act,” CRS Legal Sidebar LSB10132 (3-page PDF)
- “Budget Control Act: Potential Impact of Automatic Spending Reduction Procedures on Health Reform Spending,” CRS Report R42051 (26-page PDF)
- “Defense Acquisitions: How and Where DOD Spends Its Contracting Dollars,” CRS Report R44010 (34-page PDF)
- “Fiscal Year 2018 Military Construction Authorizations and Appropriations,” CRS Report R45217 (84-page PDF)
- “Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act,” CRS Report R45013 (52-page PDF)
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