Biennial Budgeting: Options, Issues, and Previous Congressional Action

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Proponents of biennial budgeting have generally advanced three arguments-that a two-year budget cycle would (1) reduce congressional workload by eliminating the need for annual review of routine matters; (2) reserve the second session of each Congress for improved congressional oversight and program review; and (3) allow better long-term planning by the agencies that spend federal funds at the federal, state, or local level.

Creator(s): Tollestrup, Jessica
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: April 12, 2011
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Tollestrup, Jessica

Analyst on Congress and the Legislative Process

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Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
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  • Creation: April 12, 2011
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Proponents of biennial budgeting have generally advanced three arguments-that a two-year budget cycle would (1) reduce congressional workload by eliminating the need for annual review of routine matters; (2) reserve the second session of each Congress for improved congressional oversight and program review; and (3) allow better long-term planning by the agencies that spend federal funds at the federal, state, or local level.

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