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Authorization / Authorization Act (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Authorization / Authorization Act (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Authorization / Authorization Act Authorization – Provision in law that establishes or continues a program or agency and authorizes appropriations for it. Basic, substantive legislation that establishes or continues the legal operation of a federal program or agency, either indefinitely or for a specific period […]

Must Pass Bill (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Must Pass Bill (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms “Must Pass” Bill A vitally important measure that Congress must enact, such as annual money bills to fund operations of the government. Because of their must-pass quality, these measures often attract “riders” (unrelated policy provisos). Members of the House and Senate announced on Monday that […]

Reduction (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Reduction (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Reduction photo credit: eamoncurry123 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, […]

Expense (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Expense (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Expense   Achieving Transparency And Accountability In Federal Spending (Part 1 of 2)   Outflow or other depletion of assets or incurrences of liabilities (or a combination of both) during some period as a result of providing goods, rendering services, or carrying out other activities […]