Accession Number : ADA305885

Title :   Congressional Budget Reform and the 103rd Congress.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Turnley, Andrew J.

PDF Url : ADA305885

Report Date : DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 107

Abstract : Only three times during this century has the United States Congress undergone a bipartisan, bicameral review of its internal operations. Those three reviews were conducted in 1946 1970 and most recently in 1992. The 102nd Congress enacted legislation in 1992 establishing a Joint Committee oii the Organization of Congress. Many factors indicated that the time was right to enact major congressional reforms including major budget reforms. This study focused specifically on budget reform issues addressed by the 103rd Congress. The three primary factors associated with successful reform--an existing problem, public support and a catalyst which inspires reform--were present, suggesting that reform would be successful. The failure of the 103rd Congress to enact significant budget reform legislation can be attributed to the disintegration of those three factors during the Joint Committee's existence in l993.

Descriptors :   *CONGRESS, *CORRECTIONS, *FEDERAL BUDGETS, *POLITICAL NEGOTIATIONS, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, THESES, PROBLEM SOLVING, INTERNAL, CATALYSTS, PUBLIC RELATIONS, LEGISLATION, POLITICAL PARTIES, PANEL(COMMITTEE), FACTOR ANALYSIS, DISINTEGRATION.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE