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Federal Research and Development Funding: FY2015

Description: This report provides government-wide, multi-agency, and individual agency analyses of the President's Fiscal Year 2015 request as it relates to R&D and related activities.
Date: April 2, 2014
Creator: Sargent, John F., Jr.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Item Veto and Expanded Impoundment Proposals: History and Current Status

Description: This report discusses various points of contention in regards to presidential budgeting authority, specifically that of impoundment and the line item veto. Presidential impoundment actions have sometimes been controversial. The subject of granting the President item veto authority, akin to that exercised by 43 governors, also has elicited considerable debate. With an item veto, the executive can delete specific provisions in a piece of legislation presented for signature, and then proceed to sign the measure into law.
Date: June 18, 2010
Creator: McMurtry, Virginia A.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Federal Financial Reporting: An Overview

Description: This report discusses the federal financial reporting -- defined here as the process of recording retrospective executive department-level financial and performance information -- may provide both a snapshot of the government's financial health at a given moment in time, as well as an accounting of its financial performance over a given time frame.
Date: February 27, 2013
Creator: Levine, Meredith A.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The FY2011 Federal Budget

Description: This report examines the federal budgets for the fiscal years 2011 and 2012. It gives an overview of the federal budget, addresses the problems of budgeting in a strained economy, and discusses considerations for Congress, both in the short term and the long term.
Date: June 17, 2010
Creator: Levit, Mindy R.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Federal Research and Development Funding: FY2015

Description: This report begins with a discussion of the overall level of R&D funding requested in the President's budget, followed by analyses of requested R&D funding from a variety of perspectives and for selected multiagency R&D initiatives. The report concludes with discussion and analysis of the R&D budget requests of selected federal departments and agencies that, collectively, account for about 98% of total federal R&D funding.
Date: February 2, 2015
Creator: Sargent, John F., Jr.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Points of Order in the Congressional Budget Process

Description: This report summarizes the points of order currently in effect under the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, as amended, as well as related points of order established in various other measures that have a direct impact on budget enforcement.
Date: February 13, 2015
Creator: Saturno, James V.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR): Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Description: This report provides answers to 25 frequently asked questions regarding the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). These questions and their answers are organized into six broad categories, including (1) what the FAR is and what it covers; (2) promulgation of the FAR; (3) the relationship between the FAR and other authorities governing federal procurement (e.g., statutes, agency FAR supplements, other regulations, policies); (4) the FAR in relation to Congress and judicial and other tribunals; (5) the relationship between the FAR and federal procurement contracts; and (6) other topics.
Date: February 3, 2015
Creator: Manuel, Kate M.; Halchin, L. Elaine; Lunder, Erika K. & Christensen, Michelle D.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Earmarks Disclosed by Congress: FY2008 and FY2009 Regular Appropriations Bills

Description: This report provides information on the earmarks disclosed by the House and Senate for the 12 regular, annual appropriations bills for each of FY2008 and FY2009. The report directly analyzes the data in the earmark disclosure lists, without additions or deletions.
Date: December 9, 2009
Creator: Hardy Vincent, Carol & Monke, Jim
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Economic Implications of the Long-Term Federal Budget Outlook

Description: This report analyzes the long-run path of the federal budget. The United States is projected to undergo a demographic shift as the aging of the baby boomers causes an unprecedented increase in the fraction of the population that is retired. Coupled with rising life expectancy, this means, under current policy, a steady increase in the portion of the population that is both out of the workforce and receiving social insurance benefits from the government.
Date: January 4, 2010
Creator: Labonte, Marc
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Basic Federal Budgeting Terminology

Description: Report that provides a brief overview of the basic terminology and concepts used in the federal budget process.
Date: November 26, 2012
Creator: Heniff, Bill, Jr.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Baselines and Scorekeeping in the Federal Budget Process

Description: Baselines and scorekeeping are an integral part of the federal budget process, providing lawmakers with a framework for making and enforcing budgetary decisions. The baseline serves as a benchmark for federal budget decisions. Scorekeeping is the process by which the budgetary impact of proposed and enacted budget policies is measured; it assists Congress in making and enforcing budgetary decisions. This report provides a brief explanation of baselines and scorekeeping and their uses in the federal budget process.
Date: December 1, 2010
Creator: Heniff, Jr., Bill
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Basic Federal Budgeting Terminology

Description: In its most elemental form, the federal budget is a comprehensive accounting of the government's spending, revenues, and borrowing. This report provides a brief overview of the basic terminology and concepts used in the federal budget process.
Date: November 29, 2010
Creator: Heniff, Jr., Bill
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Federal Budget: Issues for FY2011, FY2012, and Beyond

Description: This report examines the federal budgets for the fiscal years 2011 and 2012. It gives an overview of the federal budget, addresses the problems of budgeting in a strained economy, and discusses considerations for Congress, both in the short term and the long term.
Date: March 11, 2011
Creator: Levit, Mindy R.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Federal Budget: Issues for FY2011, FY2012, and Beyond

Description: The federal budget is central to Congress's ability to exercise its "power of the purse." Over the last several fiscal years the imbalance between spending and revenues has grown as a result of the economic downturn and policies enacted in response to financial turmoil. In FY2010, the last completed fiscal year, the U.S. government spent $3,456 billion (23.8% of GDP) and collected $2,162 billion in revenue (14.9% of GDP), resulting in a budget deficit of $1,294 billion (8.9% of GDP).
Date: April 29, 2011
Creator: Levit, Mindy R.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Federal Budget: Issues for FY2013 and Beyond

Description: The federal budget is central to Congress's ability to exercise its “power of the purse.” Over the last several fiscal years the imbalance between spending and revenues has grown as a result of the economic downturn and policies enacted in response to financial turmoil. This report looks at ways in which Congress and the Obama Administration have acted in order to reduce US budgetary issues.
Date: February 17, 2012
Creator: Levit, Mindy R.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Federal Budget: Issues for FY2013 and Beyond

Description: The federal budget is central to Congress's ability to exercise its "power of the purse." Over the last several fiscal years the imbalance between spending and revenues has grown as a result of the economic downturn and policies enacted in response to financial turmoil. This report discusses how a growing budget deficit will affect the FY2013 budget and government spending.
Date: March 27, 2012
Creator: Levit, Mindy R.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Introduction to the Federal Budget Process

Description: This report provides a detailed introduction to the federal budget process, which is an enormously complex process.
Date: December 2, 2010
Creator: Heniff, Jr., Bill; Streeter, Sandy; Lynch, Megan Suzanne & Tollestrup, Jessica
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Introduction to the Federal Budget Process

Description: This report provides a detailed introduction to the federal budget process, including both the presidential and congressional budget process, sequestration, and numerous forms of budgetary legislation.
Date: December 3, 2012
Creator: Heniff, Bill, Jr.; Lynch, Megan Suzanne & Tollestrup, Jessica
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Defense: FY2011 Authorization and Appropriations

Description: The President's FY2011 budget request, released February 1, 2010, requested authorization of $725.9 billion in new budget authority in the FY2011 National Defense Authorization Act. In addition to $548.9 billion for the regular (non-war) operations of the Department of Defense (DOD), the authorization request included $159.3 billion for ongoing military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, bringing the total DOD request for FY2011 to $708.2 billion. The request also included $17.7 billion for defense-related activities of the Department of Energy.
Date: May 17, 2011
Creator: Towell, Pat
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Federal Financial Reporting: An Overview

Description: This report discusses the federal financial reporting -- defined here as the process of recording retrospective executive department-level financial and performance information -- may provide both a snapshot of the government's financial health at a given moment in time, as well as an accounting of its financial performance over a given time frame.
Date: October 22, 2013
Creator: Hatch, Garrett
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tax Provisions Expiring in 2013 ("Tax Extenders")

Description: This report discusses dozens of temporary tax provisions that are scheduled to expire at the end of 2013 under current law. Most of the provisions set to expire in 2013 have been part of past temporary tax extension legislation.
Date: November 5, 2013
Creator: Sherlock, Molly F.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department