Budget enforcement procedures, biennial budgeting, credit reform, capital budgeting, line-item veto, and fair-value accounting: Welcome to CBO's Inside Baseball category. This topic brings together the agency's work on budget concepts, the budget process, and possible budget reforms.
Budget Concepts and Process
Jun 2014 - How can lawmakers address the imbalance between revenues and spending in the Highway Trust Fund? How does the unique budgetary classification of surface transportation programs limit the effectiveness of standard spending controls?
Jun 2014 - To show how transportation funding is handled in CBO's cost estimates, this slide deck provides a guide to the agency's 2012 estimate of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act.
May 2014 - The budgetary costs shown for selected credit programs would be higher under fair-value accounting—an alternative to the current approach for measuring costs—because it more fully accounts for the cost of the risk the government takes on.
Nov 2012 - Are fiscal rules a useful tool for achieving budgetary goals? View the appendix of this report to learn more.
Jun 2012 - CBO provides an illustrative analysis of the federal government’s costs for credit programs following two approaches.
Mar 2012 - CBO examines fair-value accounting as an alternative to the current approach for measuring the costs to the government of federal credit programs.
- PresentationJuly 14, 2014
- ReportJune 25, 2014
- Blog PostJune 19, 2014
- PresentationJune 19, 2014
- ReportJune 11, 2014
- PresentationJune 11, 2014
- ReportMay 22, 2014
- Blog PostApril 1, 2014
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