Summary Table of Recommendations
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- 050 National Defense
- 150 International Affairs
- 250 General Science, Space and Technology
- 270 Energy
- 300 Natural Resources & Environment
- 350 Agriculture
- 370 Commerce & Housing Credit
- 400 Transportation
- 450 Community & Regional Development
- 500 Education, Training, Employment & Social Services
- 600 Income Security
- 750 Administration of Justice
- 800 General Government
- 920 Allowances
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050 National Defense
150 International Affairs
250 General Science, Space, and Technology
300 Natural Resources & Environment
370 Commerce & Housing Credit
450 Community & Regional Development
500 Education, Training, Employment & Social Services
600 Income Security
750 Administration of Justice
800 General Government
NOTES ON RECOMMENDATIONS
CBO Baseline—Many of Heritage’s savings proposals rely on budgeted authority figures for FY 2014 spending levels. To adjust these current spending levels upwards in future years, we typically increased spending levels at the same rate as discretionary spending growth, as projected in the most recent Congressional Budget Office baseline, “An Update to the Budget and Economic Outlook: 2014 to 2024,” published August 27, 2014.
Savings “Subtotals”—While totals for the five-year and 10–year savings are provided by section, they should not be added together as total savings for The Budget Book. First, as noted in the introduction, The Heritage Foundation recommends that the savings realized in the Function 050 Defense section stay within the Department of Defense to strengthen the nation’s defense capabilities.
And, second, the numbers cannot be deemed to represent the realized savings if every single recommendation were adopted because policy changes made in one program may impact spending in other programs. Thus, the numbers in the table do not reflect any potential interactions between the various