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What are the main characteristics of DISCRETIONARY spending?

  • Discretionary spending requires an annual appropriation bill, which is a piece of legislation. (9% people answered this)
  • Discretionary spending is typically set by the House and Senate Appropriations Committees and their various subcommittees. (8% people answered this)
  • Since the spending is typically for a fixed period (usually a year), it is said to be under the discretion of the Congress. (2% people answered this)
  • All of the above. (78% people answered this)

145 people answered.


Correct answer is: All of the above.


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