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Schedule B

Joint Committee on Printing

Analysis of Change to Budget
Base by Organization and object class

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Schedule C

Joint Committee on Printing
Detailed Analysis of Change by Organization

FY 1993 Budget Request

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A. Mandatory Pay and Related Costs

1. Staff Salary/Adjustment including COLA
2. Increased cost of Personnel Benefits

134.0

37.0

B. Price Level Changes
1. Increase in Cost for Temporary

Personnel

2.0

6.0

C. Program Type Changes
1. Legislation

Workload
a. Increase in cost & frequency of

travel
b. Decrease in cost for hearings &

related expenses
3. Equipment, Alterations, Maintenance &

Repairs, etc.
a. Increase in cost of Supplies, Equip-

ment, & Materials
b. No Change in Communications and

Utilities

(3.0)

1.0

0.0

II. Net increase/Decrease Required

177.0

III.Total Appropriation Request, 1993

$1,568.0.

Schedule D

Joint Committee on Printing
Detailed Analysis of Change by Organization

PY 1993 Budget Request

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I am writing in regard to the fiscal year 1993 appropriation for the Joint Committee on Taxation.

Attachments A through D provide a summary of the
activity of the Joint Committee on Taxation staff for
calendar year 1991. In addition to major legislative
activity involving expiring provisions, unemployment
compensation, and "Operation Desert Storm," the demands
placed on the Joint Committee staff increased over 1990, a
year that placed unprecederted demands on the staff. For
example, Attachment A shows that requests for revenue
estimates in 1991 were 1,461 compared to 1,286 requests in
1990. i anticipate that the workload of the stafi of the
Joint Committee on Taxation will continue to increase in
calendar year 1992. In fact, the Joint Committee staff has
already received 165 requests for revenue estimates in 1992,
which indicates that the total requests for 1992 will
substantially exceed the 1991 requests. I expect that the
Joint Committee staff will devote significant time to
legislative activity involving middle-income tax relief
proposals and tax incentives to stimulate the economy.

The appropriation request for fiscal year 1993 has three
major components: (1) an increase in the amount dedicated to
data preparation contracts, (2) proposed increases in
nonpersonnel expenses that are necessary because of changes
in the accounting method for equipment maintenance and
expenses under the rules of the House of Representatives and
the need for upgrades of equipment, and (3) proposed
increases personnel expense to Fina cost-of-living and
merit increases for existing staff and to increase the

Congress of the United States

JOINT COMMITTEE ON TAXATION
Washington, D.C. 20515

Honorable Vic Fazio
Page 2
January 10, 1992

A.

Summary of Budget Request

In a letter to the Clerk of House, dated December 20, 1991, I requested a total fiscal year 1993 appropriation of $6,592,000. This represents an $833,000 (14.5%) increase over the fiscal year 1992 appropriation. Details of this appropriation request are outlined below with justifications for the levels requested.

B.

Details of Fiscal Year 1993 Appropriation Request

1.

Nonpersonnel expenses

I am requesting a $451,000 increase in total nonpersonnel expenses. Although requested increases for many of the nonpersonnel items represent cost-of-living increases only, certain of the items for which there are significant increases merit specific discussion.

a.

Supplies and materials.--I am requesting an increase of $195,000 for supplies and materials. In addition to the normal cost-of-living increase necessary to fund increased costs of supplies and materials, a significant proportion of the requested increase is intended to finance the cost of contracts with consultants.

This element of the request directly relates to the increased demands for assistance placed on the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation by the Members of Congress. The needs of the Members for immediate responses to requests for revenue estimates and the substantial increase in the number of requests for revenue estimates that the Joint Committee staff receives has placed tremendous burdens on the Joint Committee's revenue estimating staff.

To perform efficiently, the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation has found it necessary to contract with certain private sector organizations to do work that the Joint Committee staff does not have the time or resources to do otherwise. Principally, these consulting contracts relate to the preparation of data files that form the basis of revenue estimates prepared by the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation. In some cases, the staff has contracted with private sector firms to prepare data files based on

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