Appropriations (41 - 48 of 48 items)
Entitlement Programs Funded by Other Than 1-Year Appropriations
PAD-78-76A: Published: Feb 21, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1978.
A study was performed on the period of availability of funds provided for entitlement programs in appropriation acts. The Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) and the Veterans Administration (VA) submitted explanations concerning why selected entitlement programs were financed by other than 1-year appropriations. No-year appropriations were established for three accounts funding VA p...
Analysis of Department of Defense Unobligated Budget Authority
PAD-78-34: Published: Jan 13, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 2, 1978.
Budget authority is the authority provided by law to enter into obligations which will result in outlays of government funds. In the Department of Defense (DOD), budget authority is used to enter into contracts with defense contractors. DOD unobligated balances of budget authority for military activities grew from $12.8 billion to $34.5 billion during fiscal years 1972 through 1976.There was no ev...
Impoundments Proposed in the President's 18th Special Message for Fiscal Year 1977
OGC-77-28: Published: Sep 14, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1977.
The President's 18th special message for fiscal year 1977 that was transmitted to the Congress pursuant to the Impoundment Control Act of 1974 included a proposed deferral of funds for the Energy Research and Development Administration and a revision to a previously transmitted deferral of funds for the Department of the Treasury.On July 28, 1977, the Comptroller General reported the deferral of $...
Eleventh Special Message from the President on Impoundments
OGC-77-18: Published: May 18, 1977. Publicly Released: May 18, 1977.
The President's 11th special message for fiscal year 1977, transmitted to Congress pursuant to the Impoundment Control Act of 1974, reported on one new deferral of Department of the Treasury funds and a revision to a previously transmitted Department of Commerce deferral.Treasury funds totalling $6.0 million designated for the Antirecession Financial Assistance Fund under the Office of the Secreta...
OGC-77-15: Published: Mar 31, 1977. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1977.
Budget authority required for obligations under the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 was released.In his seventh special message for fiscal year 1977; the President proposed nine rescissions. Congress did not act favorably on: (1) $525,000 for the U.S. Travel Service; (2) $1.5 million for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; and (3) $6,803,000 for the U.S. C...
Impoundment of Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Construction Funds
OGC-77-13: Published: Mar 21, 1977. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1977.
A deferral of the Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, budget authority is reported under Section 1015(a) of the Impoundment Control Act. This section requires the Comptroller General to report to Congress whenever he finds that a reserve has been established or a budget authority has been deferred and the President has failed to transmit a special message to Congress with respect to such r...
Need for a Government-Wide Budget Classification Structure for Federal Research and Development Information
PAD-77-14: Published: Mar 3, 1977. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1977.
There is a need for a unified presentation of Federal Research and Development (R&D) budgetary information according to defineable user patterns. An agency-wide structure for the Department of Housing and Urban Development contributed to the development of a conceptual foundation for the Government-wide structure. The Unified Classification Structure for Federal Research and Development. The categ...