House Appropriators' PART Prohibition Perpetuates Wasteful Spending
Publication Date: May 2006
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Keywords: Budget; Program Assessment Rating Tool
PART is a modest effort to provide lawmakers with the knowledge to make informed and efficient budgetary decisions, and it is the only program that assesses performance across the entire federal budget. Sadly, there is no evidence that Congress has used PART to make long-overdue reductions in the size and scope of the federal government. Even so, preventing agencies from participating in this type of analysis is irresponsible.