Trends in Discretionary Spending

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Discretionary spending is provided in, and controlled by, annual appropriations acts, which fund many of the routine activities commonly associated with such federal government functions as running executive branch agencies, congressional offices and agencies, and international operations of the government. Essentially all spending on federal wages and salaries is discretionary. This report discusses historical, current, and projected discretionary spending trends. It also describes how current discretionary spending trends reflect national priorities.

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Location(s): United States
Creation Date: September 10, 2010
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Austin, D. Andrew

Analyst in Economic Policy

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Levit, Mindy R.

Analyst in Public Finance

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Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
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  • Creation: September 10, 2010
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United States
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Discretionary spending is provided in, and controlled by, annual appropriations acts, which fund many of the routine activities commonly associated with such federal government functions as running executive branch agencies, congressional offices and agencies, and international operations of the government. Essentially all spending on federal wages and salaries is discretionary. This report discusses historical, current, and projected discretionary spending trends. It also describes how current discretionary spending trends reflect national priorities.

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22 pages.

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Congressional Research Service Reports
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