CBO's Activities Under the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act, 1996-2000
CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE (U S CONGRESS) WASHINGTON DC
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The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act UMRA passed in 1995 in one of the first actions of the 104th Congress-is intended to focus more attention on the costs of mandates that the federal government imposes on other levels of government of the private sector. UMRAs supporters had many goals for the legislation, including ensuring that the Congress had information about the costs of mandates before it decided whether to impose them, and encouraging the federal government to provide funding to cover the costs of intergovernmental mandates. To accomplish those goals, title I of UMRA established requirements for reporting on federal mandates and new legislative procedures designed to increase both the supply of information about the costs of mandates and Congressional demand for such information.
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