Recent CRS Reports – May 2022

“U.S. Electricity Sector: Summer 2022 Outlook,” CRS insight IN11943, May 31, 2022 (7-page PDF) “Membership of the 117th Congress: A Profile,” CRS Report R46705, May 25, 2022 (17-page PDF) “Dynamic Scoring in the Congressional Budget Process,” CRS Report R46233, May 24, 2022 (24-page PDF) “Legislative Branch: FY2022 Appropriations,” CRS Report R46936, May 18, 2022 (44-page … Read more

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From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Budget Authority photo credit: Carly & Art The key terms of federal spending are budget authority, obligations, outlays, and spendout rate. Congress and the president enact budget authority in law. Budget authority allows federal agencies to incur obligations, such as entering into contracts, employing personnel, … Read more