Tag: RL33074

Backdoor Authority / Backdoor Spending (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Backdoor Authority / Backdoor Spending (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Backdoor Authority / Backdoor Spending A colloquial phrase for budget authority provided in laws other than appropriations acts, including contract authority and borrowing authority, as well as entitlement authority and the outlays that result from that budget authority.   Fiscal Law #1 – Overview   […]

Changes in Mandatory Program Spending / CHIMPS (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Changes in Mandatory Program Spending / CHIMPS (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Changes in Mandatory Program Spending / CHIMPS   Sessions Unveils Amendments To Combat Billions In Spending Through Waste, Gimmicks   CHIMP is an acronym for a “CHange (either a cost or a savings) In a Mandatory Program” that is proposed or enacted in an appropriations […]

Recent CRS Reports – Mid-August 2013

Recent CRS Reports – Mid-August 2013

Mandatory Spending Since 1962, CRS Report RL33074, July 15, 2013 (23-page PDF) Military Sexual Assault: Chronology of Activity in Congress and Related Resources, CRS Report R43168, July 30, 2013 (30-page PDF) Qualifications for President and the “Natural Born” Citizenship Eligibility Requirement, CRS Report R42097, November 14, 2011 (58-page PDF) Deadlines for the HHS Secretary and […]

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Congressional Budget Office / CBO (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Congressional Budget Office / CBO (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Congressional Budget Office / CBO   Introduction to the Congressional Budget Office   The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and Government Accountability Office (GAO) principally serve congressional committees with a variety of reports. The Congressional Budget Office assists Congress in understanding the economic and fiscal environment […]

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 […]

Intragovernmental Transfers (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Intragovernmental Transfers (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Intragovernmental Transfers photo credit: Tom – Switzerland Collections from other federal government accounts, often as payment for goods or services provided. Most offsetting receipts from intragovernmental transfers are offset against budget authority and outlays of the agency or subfunction that produced the goods or services. […]

Offsetting Receipts (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Offsetting Receipts (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Offsetting Receipts photo credit: dev null Collections that are offset against gross outlays but are not authorized to be credited to expenditure accounts. Offsetting receipts are deposited in receipt accounts. Like offsetting collections, they result from (1) businesslike transactions or market-oriented activities with the public, […]

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 […]