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Budget Links

Executive Branch | Congress | The Courts | Interest Groups & Think Tanks

Executive Branch

Office of Management and Budget
OMB is the White House budget office. Some budget documents are available in the PDF format, which requires Adobe Acrobat to read.

Bureau of the Public Debt
Includes the Treasury Department's to-the-penny debt counter.

Congress

Congressional Budget Office
The non-partisan office, which provides economic and budget analysis to Congress, regularly revises its projections. Its January report will be the basis of the budget debate in 2000.

Senate Budget Committee
Includes and explanation of the budget process and the committee's regular Budget Bulletin.

Senate Appropriations Committee
The committee's Web site offers an explanation of the difference between authorizations and appropriations.

House Budget Committee
Includes a budget numbers fact sheet.

House Appropriations Committee
Includes a fact sheet on discretionary spending.

The Courts

Supreme Court Report: Line-Item Veto Case
Washingtonpost.com tracked the Supreme Court case challenging President Clinton's line-item veto authority, Clinton, et al. v. New York City, et al. During a 1997 challenge, Raines v. Byrd, the court ruled that the plaintiffs did not have standing in the case because Clinton had not used the line-item veto yet.

Interest Groups & Think Tanks

Cato Institute
The libertarian-to-conservative think tank offers studies examining fiscal policy and Social Security.

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
A liberal think tank, which argued that the 1997 budget agreement reduced social spending over time while offering generous tax cuts to the wealthy. The center also opposed the balanced budget amendment, which was defeated in 1997.

Concord Coalition
Founded by former senators Warren B. Rudman (R-N.H.) and Paul E. Tsongas (D-Mass.), the Concord Coalition is a non-partisan group that argues for using budget surpluses to pay down the debt and preserve Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

Heritage Foundation Budget Library
Publications on budget and tax issues from the conservative think tank.


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