Congressional Budget Process: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process and Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the House of the Committee on Rules, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourth Congress, First Session ... July 13, 19, and September 13, 1995

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88. lappuse - If men were angels, no Government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on Government would be necessary. In framing a Government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this : you must first enable the Government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.
9. lappuse - Congress created the Bureau of the Budget (now the Office of Management and Budget) to review the morass of agency budgetary information and to approve agency budget requests.
82. lappuse - Mr. Cox. STATEMENT OF HON. CHRISTOPHER COX, A REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS FROM THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA Mr. Cox. Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman.
25. lappuse - Mr. Chairmen and members of the subcommittees: I am pleased to be here today to discuss the budget process with you.
103. lappuse - PREPARED STATEMENT OF HON. STEVE LARGENT, A REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS FROM THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA Mr. Chairman, I want to thank you for holding the first in a number of hearings on electricity restructuring.
187. lappuse - It has been said, that more than a majority ought to have been required for a quorum ; and in particular cases, if not in all, more than a majority of a quorum for a decision.
67. lappuse - The system of bureaucratic despotism, elaborated finally under Diocletian and Constantine, produced a tragedy in the truest sense, such as history has seldom exhibited; in which, by an inexorable fate, the claims of fanciful omnipotence ended in a humiliating paralysis of administration; in which determined effort to remedy social evils only aggravated them until they became unendurable; in which the best intentions of the central power, were, generation after generation, mocked and defeated by irresistible...
26. lappuse - Congress declares that it is essential — (1) to assure effective congressional control over the budgetary process ; (2) to provide for the congressional determination each year of the appropriate level of Federal revenues and expenditures; (3) to provide a system of impoundment control ; (4:) to establish national budget priorities; and (5) to provide for the furnishing of information by the executive branch in a manner that will assist the Congress in discharging its duties. DEFINITIONS SEC. 3....
203. lappuse - The budget process has focused too much on producing a respectable number of "cuts"; if the cuts merely manipulate the baseline, the political pain, which is greater when programs are actually cut than when they are increased, is lessened. More important some of these cuts are then used to offset real spending increases or to protect other programs trom real spending restraint.
205. lappuse - the amount of new budget authority . . . [that] exceeds the discretionary spending limit . . . due to technical estimates made by the director of the Office of Management & Budget."ii Several billion dollars have been added to the caps through these allowance adjustments.

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