Legislative Savings: Hearings Before the Task Force on Legislative Savings of the Committee on the Budget, House of Representatives, Ninety-sixth Congress, First Session, July 24 and 26, 1979
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1979 - 249 pages
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Page 60 - ... annually and has an inflationary effect on the areas covered by inaccurate wage rates and the economy as a whole.
Page 60 - GAO believes make continuation of the act unnecessary; (2) after nearly 50 years, the Department of Labor has yet to develop an effective program to issue and maintain accurate wage determinations, and it may be impractical to ever do so...
Page 56 - Office and Civil Service For Federal blue-collar employee pay-setting procedures to achieve comparability in both pay and benefits with the private sector, legislation is needed to revise —the...
Page 85 - GAO recommended that the Congress amend the law to eliminate the mandatory requirement for secondary treatment of discharges to fresh water...
Page 66 - Authorize the establishment of a method of reimbursement under which the providing Federal hospital would receive any revenues received to offset any expenses incurred. — Assign to the Office of Management and Budget the responsibility to (1) coordinate the implementation of an effective interagency Federal medical resources sharing program and (2) report annually to the Congress concerning the progress being made toward increased sharing of these resources.
Page 147 - Acts; and (C) to make payments (including loans and grants), the budget authority for which is not provided for in advance by appropriation Acts, to any person or government if, under the provisions of the law containing such authority, the United States is obligated to make such payments to persons or governments who meet the requirements established by such law.
Page 36 - Chair relating to the application of the rules of the House of Representatives or the Senate, as the case may be, to the procedure relating to any resolution of disapproval shall be decided without debate.
Page 75 - GAO recommended be developed by the executive branch, adopt a uniform definition of the term "needy...
Page 64 - Houses passed provisions in 1978 which would have implemented this recommendation but the 95th Congress adjourned before the bills containing the provision went to a conference committee. The Congressional Budget Office estimated savings .at the Federal level of $16 million in 1979 increasing to $53.1 million in 1981 if competitive bidding for laboratory services is authorized under Medicaid. In January 1979, HEW estimated savings of $5 million per year for just eyeglasses and hearing aids when it...
Page 148 - Thank you, Mr. Chairman, I will be happy to try to respond to any of your questions.