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Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 1998 includes for each agency: the proposed text of appropriations lancontains the Budget Message of the President and information on guage, budget schedules for each account, new legislative proposals, the President's 1998 budget proposals. In addition, the Budget in- explanations of the work to be performed and the funds needed, cludes a descriptive discussion of Federal programs organized by func- and proposed general provisions applicable to the appropriations of tion, i.e., by the primary purpose of the activity.

entire agencies or group of agencies. Supplemental and rescission

proposals for the current year are presented separately. Information Analytical Perspectives, Budget of the United States Govern

is also provided on certain activities whose outlays are not part ment, Fiscal Year 1998 contains analyses that are designed to high- of the budget totals. light specified subject areas or provide other significant presentations of budget data that place the budget in perspective.

A Citizen's Guide to the Federal Budget, Budget of the UnitThe Analytical Perspectives volume includes economic and account ed States Government, Fiscal Year 1998 is an Office of Manageing analyses; information on Federal receipts and collections, analyses ment and Budget (OMB) publication that provides general informaof Federal spending; detailed information on Federal borrowing and tion about the budget and the budget process for the general public. debt; the Budget Enforcement Act preview report; current services estimates; and other technical presentations. It also includes informa

Budget System and Concepts, Fiscal Year 1998 contains an tion on the budget system and concepts and a listing of the Federal explanation of the system and concepts used to formulate the Presiprograms by agency and account.

dent's budget proposals. Historical Tables, Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 1998 provides data on budget receipts, outlays, sur AUTOMATED SOURCES OF BUDGET INFORMATION pluses or deficits, Federal debt, and Federal employment covering an extended time period—in most cases beginning in fiscal year 1940

The information contained in these documents is available in

electronic format from the following sources: or earlier and ending in fiscal year 2002. These are much longer time periods than those covered by similar tables in other budget

CD-ROM, The CD-ROM contains all of the budget documents and documents. As much as possible, the data in this volume and all software to support reading, printing, and searching the documents. other historical data in the budget documents have been made con The CD-ROM also has many of the tables in the budget in sistent with the concepts and presentation used in the 1998 Budget spreadsheet format. so the data series are comparable over time.

Internet. All budget documents, including documents that are

released at a future date, will be available for downloading in several Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 1998– formats from the Internet. To access documents through the World Appendix contains detailed information on the various appropria- Wide Web, use the following address: tions and funds that constitute the budget and is designed primarily for the use of the Appropriations Committee. The Appendix contains more detailed financial information on individual programs and ap For more information on access to the budget documents, call tollpropriation accounts than any of the other budget documents. It free (888) 293–6498.


1. All years referred to are fiscal years, unless otherwise noted.
2. Detail in this document may not add to the totals due to rounding.



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