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Deferral (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Deferral (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Deferral Any executive branch action or inaction that temporarily withholds, delays, or effectively precludes the obligation or expenditure of budgetary resources. The president reports deferrals to Congress by special message. They are not identified separately in the budget. Deferral: Executive branch action to defer, or […]

Apportionment (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Apportionment (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Apportionment photo credit: Joshua Rappeneker Budget Process: The action by which the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) distributes amounts available for obligation, including budgetary reserves established pursuant to law, in an appropriation or fund account. An apportionment divides amounts available for obligation by specific […]

Rescission (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Rescission (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Rescission   Panel 1: The History of the 1921 and 1974 Budget Acts   Rescission: Cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. Legislation enacted by Congress that cancels the availability of budget authority previously enacted before the authority would otherwise expire. The Impoundment Control […]

Impoundments (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Impoundments (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Impoundments photo credit: oddsock Any action taken by the executive branch that delays or precludes the obligation or expenditure of budget authority appropriated by Congress. The Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 was enacted after frequent use of impoundments by President Richard Nixon. […]