Brief Federal Budget Rules
How the Basics Apply to Low-Income Programs
Shirley L. Ruhe
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This brief discusses how the 1974 budget rules established a new system of budget decisionmaking that also made federal policymaking more complex. These budget rules shifted the debate on social programs from policy considerations to budget questions. This emphasis on budget often makes it difficult to implement desirable policy reforms.
Research Areas Neighborhoods, cities, and metros Social safety net
Tags Federal urban policies