AP U.S. Government 2.2 Public Policy

AP U.S. Government 2.2 Public Policy. What did the Budget Impoundment Control Act do?

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AP U.S. GovernmentPublic Policy
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big surprise right let's see which of these Roman numerals describes how [Dollar bills creating dollar signs]

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Congress attempted to impound and control Nixon's budgetary maneuvers... Did

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the budget and impoundment Control Act one; prohibit all export taxes well the

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budget and impoundment Control Act had more to do with domestic policy and

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spending levels not export taxes which refers to taxes levied on goods sold [Ships and planes on a map]

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abroad so one is worlds away from what we need could the budget and impoundment

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Control Act have 2; Created the congressional budget office or CBO well

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it sure did the CBO is a nonpartisan government agency that advises Congress [Congress building]

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on budgetary and economic issues, like how much a particular law will add to or [People discussing budgetary issues in congress]

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reduce from the deficit so 2) is as true as government budget conversations

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are long did the budget and impoundment Control Act 3) impose restrictions on

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the president's ability to impound appropriated funds well remember how we [Pencil scribbling on paper]

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said the law was passed in response to a naughty Nixon see he decided he didn't

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want to fund programs that he opposed like the Clean Water Act even though

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Congress had approved the law and overridden his presidential veto in [Clean Water Act transfers to the White House]

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response to his executive meltdown Congress passed a budget and impoundment

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Control Act which insists that the President must spend the money

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appropriated by Congress rather than refusing to spend or impounding money [Budget and Impoundment Act stamped with approved]

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for policies he disagrees with so that's a go on 3) and a no go on 4) which

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says the exact opposite that makes D) the right answer with Nixon's hands firmly

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tied he decided to spend the rest of his presidency following all the rules [President Nixon with a halo and angel wings]

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never doing anything wrong ag---.. not this guy, sorry...