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key to understanding the federal budget process

Cian Chang

key to understanding the federal budget process

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Published by Government Information Services in Arlington, VA .
Written in English

  • United States,
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Budget -- United States.,
    • United States -- Appropriations and expenditures.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 34-35).

      Statementby Cian Chang ; edited by Jeanne Williams, Lisa Hayes-Sierra.
      SeriesSpecial report, Special report (Government Information Services)
      ContributionsWilliams, Jeanne, 1930-, Hayes-Sierra, Lisa.
      LC ClassificationsHJ2051 .C45 1992
      The Physical Object
      Pagination35 p. ;
      Number of Pages35
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1517696M
      ISBN 10093354457X
      LC Control Number93203313

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