GAO Glossary of Terms and Definitions (September 2005)

Spending Caps

Overall limits on discretionary spending, which were originally set in the Budget Enforcement Act (BEA) and the enforcement of which expired at the end of fiscal year 2002. Congress, however, continues to set limits on discretionary spending, typically in concurrent budget resolutions, which are enforceable during the congressional budget process. (See also Discretionary; Concurrent Resolution on the Budget.)

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Special Fund Accounts


Spending Committee