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backdoor spending

Definition/Scope: Colloquial phrase for budget authority provided in laws other than appropriation acts, including contract authority and borrowing authority, as well as entitlement authority and the outlays that result from that budget authority.



Used For:

backdoor authority

Broader Terms:

government spending

Related Terms:

borrowing authority
contract authority


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