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.
Chapter 6: Department of Agriculture
Department of Agriculture
THE LINE DEPARTMENTS such as Agriculture, HUD, and Commerce had a different set of problems than the statistical and budgeting agencies as they wrestled with cutbacks over a period of years. Unlike the statistical agencies and to a lesser extent the budget offices, there was no ...