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  • Reform the Appropriations Process - January 12, 2022
  • Once a month the Federal Managers Association writes a Hear It from FMA article for the FEDmanager.com newsletter. This article originally ran in the January 11, 2022 issue.

    Congress has what’s known as the “power of the purse”. Article One of the Constitution grants Congress the authority – and the responsibility – to pass an annual budget that funds the government and all its necessary functions. This is an incredible power to have. Congress can decide what weapons systems the military will have, how NASA will access space, how many infectious disease experts the CDC will be able to hire, how big of a budget the IRS will have for chasing down tax evasion, and far more. That assumes, of course, that they pass a budget.

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