Unauthorized Appropriations and Expiring Authorizations
CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE (U S CONGRESS) WASHINGTON DC
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The Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 requires the Congressional Budget Office CBO to report to the Congress each year on unauthorized appropriations and expiring authorizations. Section 221b of that act added the following requirement to section 202f of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974, as amended 3 On or before January 15 of each year, the Director, after consultation with the appropriate committees of the House and the Senate, shall submit to the Congress a report listing A all programs and activities funded during the fiscal year ending September 30 of that calendar year for which authorizations for appropriations have not been enacted for that fiscal year, and B all programs and activities for which no authorizations for appropriations have been enacted for the fiscal year beginning October 1 of that calendar year. The conference report on the Balanced Budget Act states that the purpose of the requirement is to help Congress use the early months of the year to adopt authorizing legislation that must be in place before the thirteen regular appropriation bills can be considered.
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