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OMB’s Congressional Mandates to Provide Information on Federal Spending

Andrew Reamer

At a meeting of the National Grants Partnership, Andrew Reamer reviews the array of mandates that Congress has given the White House Office of Management and Budget to maintain data repositories and publish reports on federal expenditures—including grants and contracts—by geography.

He identifies eight core mandates and discusses the current, and troubled, status of each.

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