Impoundment (31 - 40 of 63 items)
Improvements to the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974
119481: Sep 21, 1982
In testimony before a congressional committee, GAO discussed improvements to the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974, which was designed to create a framework within which Congress could set national budget priorities and establish appropriate levels of Federal revenue and expenditures. Implementation of the Act has been difficult, because delays in funding decisions have incr...
The President's Tenth Special Message for Fiscal Year 1982
OGC-82-13: Published: May 24, 1982. Publicly Released: May 24, 1982.
Pursuant to the Impoundment Control Act of 1974, the President's tenth special message for fiscal year 1982 was transmitted to Congress on March 18, 1982.The special message proposed one rescission of budget authority, five new deferrals, and revisions of two previously reported deferrals. Except as noted, the proposed deferrals are in accordance with the existing authority. GAO identified informa...
The Impoundment Control Process
118091: Mar 29, 1982
GAO reported on its role in the impoundment control process. Since the passage of the Impoundment Control Act of 1974, GAO has been heavily involved in the operation of the Act as the agency statutorily responsible for reviewing and reporting presidential impoundments to Congress. Specifically, GAO receives copies of special messages from the President, containing one or more proposed impoundments...
Status Report on Budget Authority That Was Proposed for Rescission
OGC-82-1: Published: Oct 28, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1981.
GAO reviewed the status of the budget authority that was proposed for rescission, but for which Congress failed to pass a rescission bill as defined in the Impoundment Control Act.In its review, GAO found that the funds for the SRC-II coal liquefaction project, which were earmarked for rescission in the President's twelfth special message, have been apportioned to the Department of Energy's (DOE)...
The Continuing Need for Budget Reform
091952: Nov 21, 1980
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President's Eleventh Special Message for 1980
OGC-80-20: Published: Aug 18, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 1980.
The President's eleventh special message for fiscal year 1980 proposed a revision to two previously transmitted deferrals increasing the amounts deferred by $13.7 million.The Department of Defense deferral as reported involved approximately $57.4 million. However, a GAO review of this deferral showed that there have been changes in the amounts deferred from various accounts. Accordingly, the amoun...
Status of Budget Authority
OGC-80-16: Published: Jul 14, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 1980.
GAO confirmed that on July 3, 1980, the proposed rescissioned budget authority was apportioned to the National Alcohol Fuels Commission. The President's eighth special message for fiscal year 1980, had requested a rescission of $9,000 in budget authority that had been made available to the National Alcohol Fuels Commission for salaries and expenses. Congress, however, failed to pass the required r...
Status of Proposed Rescission in Budget Authority
OGC-80-14: Published: Jun 23, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1980.
In his seventh special message for fiscal year 1980, the President proposed 53 rescissions totaling $1,472.7 million in budget authority that had been made available for various programs and agencies. For rescission proposals R80-5 through R80-57, the 45-day period during which funds may be withheld for congressional action ended on June 4, 1980, without such action. The budget authority covered b...
Rescission of Budget Authority Proposed in President's Eighth Special Message for FY 1980
OGC-80-13: Published: Jun 4, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1980.
Under the Impoundment Control Act of 1974, GAO is required to review and comment on executive branch proposals for rescissions and/or deferrals of impounded fund accounts.The President's eighth special message for fiscal year 1980 contained a rescission of budget authority totaling $9.0 million and two new referrals of budget authority totaling $19.8 million. The information provided was found to...
Rescissions of Budget Authority in President's Seventh Special Message for FY 1980
OGC-80-12: Published: May 30, 1980. Publicly Released: May 30, 1980.
Under the Impoundment Control Act of 1974, GAO is required to review and comment on executive branch proposals for rescissions and/or deferrals of impounded fund accounts.The President's seventh special message for fiscal year 1980 proposed 53 rescissions of budget authority totaling $1,472.7 million, and 21 new deferrals totaling $6,916.4 million. Except as noted in the comments, the information...