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Impoundment Control: Comments on President's First Special Message for Fiscal Year 1994
OGC-94-18: Published: Nov 16, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 1993.
GAO reviewed eight deferrals of budget authority included in the President's first special impoundment message for fiscal year 1994.GAO found that the proposed deferrals of budget authority: (1) totalled $1,197,175; and (2) were in accordance with the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974...
Deferrals of Budget Authority Appropriated to the Forest Service and BLM
OGC-86-20: Published: Jun 12, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 12, 1986.
GAO provided information on deferrals of budget authority appropriated to the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) that the President did not report to Congress.GAO noted that: (1) the President failed to transmit a special message regarding the deferrals; and (2) the Office of Management and Budget improperly applied the Forest Service's required sequestered funds to receipts co...
Status of Budget Authority That Was Proposed for Rescission
OGC-86-18: Published: May 23, 1986. Publicly Released: May 23, 1986.
GAO reported on the status of budget authority that the President proposed for rescission in his fourth special message for fiscal year 1986.The President proposed the rescission of $61,377,000 from three Department of Energy research and development accounts. Since Congress failed to pass a rescission bill, the Office of Management and Budget made the funds available for obligation. GAO identifie...
President's Third Special Message for Fiscal Year 1986
OGC-86-9: Published: Apr 8, 1986. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1986.
GAO reported on the President's third special message for fiscal year 1986. It had earlier reported on four deferrals and one rescission in order to give Congress timely information on impoundments.The President proposed seven new rescissions, nine new deferrals of budget authority, and five revised deferrals of budget authority. In some instances, GAO could not verify information regarding an acc...
Status of MARAD Budget Authority
OGC-86-11: Published: Apr 8, 1986. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1986.
GAO reviewed the status of budget authority of a deferral of $8.5 million appropriated for the acquisition of a replacement Maritime Administration training vessel, which the President initially proposed in his third special message for fiscal year 1986.GAO found that: (1) the budget authority for the replacement vessel was improperly withheld; (2) Congress had disapproved a previous deferral of t...
Comments on Draft Bill To Amend Impoundment Control Act of 1974
B-207675: Published: Aug 13, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on a draft bill which would subject loan guarantee authority to the Impoundment Control Act in the same manner as budget authority. The general purpose of the bill is to subject executive implementation of loan guarantee programs to more congressional oversight, and GAO believes that it provides an adequate basis for achieving that purpose. Specif...
President's Sixth Special Message for Fiscal Year 1985
OGC-85-7: Published: Apr 12, 1985. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 1985.
GAO reported on the President's sixth special message for fiscal year 1985 pursuant to the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974.The special message proposed 16 new rescission proposals totalling $1,047,089,569, 9 revised rescission proposals totalling $386,829,000, 21 new deferrals of budget authority totalling $1,249,016,539, and 8 revised deferrals of budget authority totalli...
Lapsed Budget Authority--Fiscal Year 1981
AFMD-84-54: Published: May 29, 1984. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on the total amount of lapsed budget authority for executive branch departments and agencies during fiscal year 1981, focusing on the reasons for lapsed budget authority and whether any of the lapsed funds should have been reported to Congress as rescissions.GAO found that, in the accounts reviewed, lapsed funds were caused by: (1) programmatic cha...
Status of Budget Authority Rescission Proposed in President's Fourth Special Message for FY 1984
OGC-84-9: Published: Mar 26, 1984. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1984.
GAO reported on the status of the President's proposed rescission of budget obligations that had been made available for Occupational Safety and Health Administration salaries and expenses. Since Congress did not act on the proposal within the period prescribed by applicable legislation, the budget authority was apportioned for the salaries and expenses...