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					                                    FUNCTION 920: ALLOWANCES

        This function usually displays the budgetary effects of proposals that cannot be easily distributed
across other budget functions. In past years, Function 920 has included total savings or costs from
proposals associated with emergency spending or proposals contingent on certain events that have
uncertain chances of occurring.


                                                 ($ Billions)



                           1999         2000         2001        2002        2003         2004        2005
                         Actuals
President’s Budget:
    Budget authority          0.0         0.0          -0.2       -0.3         -0.3        -0.3         -0.3
    Outlays                   0.0         0.8          -1.0       -0.2         -0.3        -0.3         -0.3

OMB Baseline:
  Budget authority            0.0         0.0           0.0        0.0          0.0         0.0         0.0
  Outlays                     0.0         0.0           0.0        0.0          0.0         0.0         0.0

Budget compared to OMB Baseline:
   Budget authority          ---           ---         -0.2       -0.3         -0.3        -0.3         -0.3
   Outlays                   ---          0.8          -1.0       -0.2         -0.3        -0.3         -0.3




        The President’s 2001 budget reflects only three adjustments to the specific requests made in
other budget functions:

<       Respecting the separation of powers, OMB simply attaches the budget requests of the
        legislative and judicial branches of government to that of the executive branch–unreviewed
        and unaltered. However, in an environment of discretionary caps, OMB believes it is
        unrealistic to count the full requests of the other two branches against each year’s cap. So
        OMB adjusts the growth in the budget requests of the legislative and judicial branches at rates
        closer to historical levels. For 2001 through 2004, this allowance adjusts downward between
        $200 million and $300 million.

<       Another adjustment provides $20 million in 2001 for the acquisition of the papers of Martin
        Luther King, Jr., by the Library of Congress, which did not submit such a request.

<       The final allowance is a proposal to reverse the pay date delay enacted in the 2000
        Appropriations Acts for nondefense agencies. This allowance shifts $843 million from 2001
        into 2000.