Reform of the federal budget process hearings before a subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives, One hundredth Congress, first session, March 12, April 2 and 30, 1987. by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations. Legislation and National Security Subcommittee.

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LC ClassificationsKF27 .G6676 1987
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Paginationiv, 389 p. :
Number of Pages389
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