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Impoundment Control: Comments on President's First Special Message for FY 1988
OGC-88-1: Published: Nov 30, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1987.
GAO reviewed the deferrals included in the President's first special impoundment message for fiscal year 1988.GAO found that the deferrals were in accordance with the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974. GAO noted errors in two deferrals and obtained the correct information for Congress' use in examining the message. GAO identified no other information, except as noted, that w...
Impoundment of Funds: Revised Deferrals of FY 1987 Forest Service and SSA Funds
OGC-87-10: Published: Oct 22, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 22, 1987.
GAO reviewed the President's sixth special message for fiscal year 1987, in which he reported two revised deferrals.GAO found that the: (1) two deferrals were in accordance with existing law, since they relied on the Antideficiency Act; (2) Forest Service's revised deferral of $758,879,883 was due to an increased estimate of receipts from timber sales; and (3) Social Security Administration's revi...
Impoundment Control: Update of Status of 57 Proposed Deferrals
OGC-87-9: Published: Sep 11, 1987. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1987.
GAO reviewed the status of budget authority withheld pursuant to the 57 deferrals the President reported for fiscal year 1987.GAO found that Congress: (1) disapproved 1 policy deferral in Public Law 100-6 and disapproved 10 policy deferrals in the Supplemental Appropriations Act; (2) discontinued 14 policy deferrals in response to the Supplemental Appropriations Act; and (3) undertook the other de...
Impoundment of Funds: Improper Deferral of Social Security Administration Funds
OGC-87-8: Published: Apr 13, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 1987.
GAO reviewed one new deferral and three revised deferrals in the President's fifth special message for fiscal year 1987.GAO found that: (1) the deferral of $18 million of Social Security Administration budget authority was unauthorized, since the U.S. Court of Appeals invalidated a section of the Impoundment Control Act because of an unconstitutional veto provision; (2) the acts the President cite...
Impoundment of Funds: Unappropriated Funds Proposed for Rescission
OGC-87-5: Published: Apr 7, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 1987.
GAO reported on the status of budget authority that the President's third special message for fiscal year 1987 proposed for rescission.GAO found that: (1) the message proposed 73 rescissions; (2) in three instances, amounts proposed for rescission were impermissibly reimpounded; and (3) the Office of Management and Budget released all of the withheld funds for obligation. GAO identified no other i...
President's Third Special Message for Fiscal Year 1987
OGC-87-4: Published: Apr 6, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1987.
GAO reviewed the President's third special message for fiscal year 1987, which includes 73 proposed rescissions, 3 new deferrals, and 3 revised deferrals.GAO found that: (1) in three instances, amounts proposed for rescission were impermissibly reimpounded and withheld from obligation; (2) differences between amounts reported in the President's message and the amounts in apportionment schedules we...
Navy's RDT&E Reprogramming
T-NSIAD-87-16: Published: Mar 18, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1987.
GAO discussed the Navy's reprogramming actions on four of its research and development programs: (1) the RACER ship propulsion system for destroyers; (2) the MK-92 fire control system for frigates; (3) the ERASE system to eliminate electromagnetic radiation; and (4) the Satellite Laser Communication System. GAO found that: (1) the Navy allocated the amounts indicated in the appropriations conferen...
Status of Budget Authority Deferrals Disapproved by P.L. 99-349
OGC-86-23: Published: Sep 22, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 1986.
GAO reported on the status of budget authority deferrals which Congress disapproved in the Urgent Supplemental Appropriations Act for fiscal year 1986.The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) continues to withhold $48,809,349 of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's $131,132,949 in deferred budget authority as an unapportioned balance, since obligation would violate the sequestration...
[Response to Request for Comments on H.R. 4205]
B-222693: Published: Jul 21, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 5, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on H.R. 4205, which would amend the Impoundment Control Act to require the President to release budget authority withheld pursuant to a deferral unless, within 45 days of continuous congressional session after the date on which Congress received the proposal, Congress passed a bill approving the proposed budget authority deferral. Under the act, a...
[Comments on President's Proposed Impoundments]
B-220532: Published: Jul 9, 1986. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1986.
GAO commented on impoundments that the President proposed in his fourth special message, deferring $700 million of budget authority from the Farmers Home Administration's Rural Housing Insurance Fund. GAO found no legal basis to object to the characterization of the withholding as a deferral because the Office of Management and Budget stated that it would release the funds in time for obligation i...