Recent CRS Reports – April 2021

“Federal Regional Commissions and Authorities: Structural Features and Function,” CRS Report R45997, April 29, 2021 (59-page PDF) “Earmark Disclosure Rules in the Senate: Member and Committee Requirements,” CRS Report RS22867, April 28, 2021 (11-page PDF) “Apportionment and Redistricting Following the 2020 Census,” CRS Insight IN11360, April 27, 2021 (6-page PDF) “Jones v. Mississippi, the Eighth … Read more

Statutory Limit on the Public Debt / Budget Control Act of 2011 (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Statutory Limit on the Public Debt / Budget Control Act of 2011 The maximum amount, established in law, of public debt that can be outstanding. The debt limit covers virtually all debt incurred by the Federal Government (primarily the Treasury Department), including borrowing from trust … Read more

Budget Enforcement Act of 1990 (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Budget Enforcement Act of 1990 P.O. Arnäs The Budget Enforcement Act of 1990, Pub. L. No. 101-508, title XIII, 104 Stat. 1388, 1388-573 (Nov. 5, 1990), was adopted to replace the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act of 1987, as a response to the budget crisis that persisted through … Read more

Sequester / Sequestration (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Sequester / Sequestration photo credit: pheezy The cancellation of budgetary resources pursuant to the Budget Enforcement Act of 1990. If canceled, sequestration funds will not be available for obligation or expenditure. Sequestration may occur in response to the enactment of appropriations that cause a breach … Read more