Tag: food stamps

Recent CRS Reports, Mid-September 2013

Recent CRS Reports, Mid-September 2013

Securing U.S. Diplomatic Facilities and Personnel Abroad: Background and Policy Issues, CRS Report R42834, September 12, 2013 (32-page PDF) Securing U.S. Diplomatic Facilities and Personnel Abroad: Legislative and Executive Branch Initiatives, CRS Report R43195, September 12, 2013 (27-page PDF) Rare Earth Elements in National Defense: Background, Oversight Issues, and Options for Congress, CRS Report R41744, […]

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Discretionary  / Discretionary Spending (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Discretionary / Discretionary Spending (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Discretionary usually modifies “spending,” “appropriation,” or “amount.” Discretionary spending refers to outlays from budget authority that is provided in and controlled by annual appropriation acts. Discretionary appropriation refers to those budgetary resources that are provided in appropriation acts, other than those that fund mandatory programs. […]

Direct Spending / Mandatory Spending (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Direct Spending / Mandatory Spending (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Direct Spending / Mandatory Spending: Budget authority, and the resulting outlays, provided in laws other than appropriations acts. Spending controlled outside of annual appropriations acts, specifically including the Food Stamp (now SNAP) program; also referred to as mandatory spending. As defined by the Balanced Budget […]