- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
- The house has not voted
Committee on the BudgetIntroducedJanuary 12th, 2017
- house Committees
By instituting zero-baseline budgeting, federal agencies would be forced to justify all their spending and end the “use it or lose it” attitude that leads to unnecessary spending so as to justify keeping the funding next year. That will save taxpayer dollars and cause lead to wiser spending.
The federal government is the largest organization on Earth, and just because there’s some wasteful spending that doesn’t mean federal agencies should have to justify everything they spend tax dollars on. They should be able to make reasonable assumptions about budget baselines.