Congressional use of the program assessment rating tool

Velda Frisco, Odd Jonas Stalebrink

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This paper seeks to advance knowledge about congressional use of the program assessment rating tool (PART) in the 109th Congress. The research suggest that both congressional chambers use PART on a limited basis; affirms that congressional committees are exposed to PART scores through congressional budget justification score inclusion and in federal agency testimony; and that use was primarily driven by non-congressional actors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-19
Number of pages19
JournalPublic Budgeting and Finance
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Finance
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Public Administration


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