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In this timely book Irene Rubin focuses on how government tried and eventually succeeded in balancing the U.S. federal budget in 1998. With characteristic insight and a lively narrative, Rubin describes the successive efforts of Congress and the administration over seventeen years to shape a process that would encourage balance, as well as the reactions of federal agencies to the pressure.

Budget Offices
Budget offices

THE TWO MAJOR budgeting offices in the federal government are the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in the Executive Office of the President and the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on the congressional side. Their functions differ somewhat but also overlap. They are both staff ...

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