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[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...
[Comments on H.R. 3886]
B-221952: Published: Jun 24, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on H.R. 3886, which would require that the president's fiscal year budget contain the same economic assumptions pertaining to inflation for major Department of Defense (DOD) weapons systems as the rest of the budget. This would eliminate the current exception that allows DOD to use a special inflation multiplier for major weapons systems. Although...
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...
Appropriations: Continuing Resolutions and an Assessment of Automatic Funding Approaches
AFMD-86-16: Published: Jan 29, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO studied Congress' use of continuing resolutions as temporary funding measures, specifically: (1) changes in their nature and use; (2) their effect on government operations; and (3) whether an automatic mechanism to provide temporary funding to agencies has merit.GAO found that continuing resolution legislation: (1) was short in length and duration in the...
Budget Issues: Potential for Excess Funds in DOD-March 1986 Update
NSIAD-86-76: Published: Mar 7, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO updated a previous report which estimated the Department of Defense's (DOD) inflation dividend, which is the benefit that accrues to DOD because of overestimates about future inflation. GAO provided: (1) updated estimates of the DOD inflation dividend; and (2) updated information on DOD unobligated budget balances.GAO found that: (1) the estimated DOD infla...
President's Second Special Message for Fiscal Year 1986
OGC-86-3: Published: Jan 6, 1986. Publicly Released: Jan 6, 1986.
GAO reviewed the President's second special message for fiscal year 1986 which proposed eight new budget authority deferrals totalling over $2 billion.GAO noted that a full year deferral of annual funds, with no clear indication of conditions upon which the funds would be made available, raised the question of whether this message should be reclassified as a rescission. GAO found that: (1) a defer...
Rescission of Budget Authority Not Reported Pursuant to Impoundment Control Act
OGC-85-18: Published: Sep 26, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1985.
GAO reported a rescission of budget authority which was appropriated to the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) that should have been, but was not, reported to Congress by the President.Although ORR believed that a funding level of $50 million was available in fiscal year (FY) 1985, on June 28, 1985, GAO determined that Congress intended a total of $89 million to be available for obligation. The...
Potential for Excess Funds in DOD
NSIAD-85-145: Published: Sep 3, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 3, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Secretary of Defense's offer to reapply $4 billion from fiscal years (FY) 1984 and 1985 appropriations to the 1986 defense budget to determine whether there were: (1) excess funds in the Department of Defense's (DOD) budget; (2) reprogramming actions and lapsing balances; and (3) possible alternatives to the current inflation compensation syste...
H.R. 1244, The Federal Capital Investment Budget Act of 1983
123590: Mar 8, 1984
GAO discussed the effects of the Federal Capital Investment Budgeting Act on planning and budgeting for capital investments. The act would require the President's annual budget to include a special analysis of appropriations and outlays for public infrastructure investments and a capital budget within the current unified budget. It would also require the President to submit with his annual budget...
Federal Agencies' Implementation of the 1983 Emergency Jobs Appropriations Act
OACG-84-1: Published: Nov 28, 1983. Publicly Released: Nov 28, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Federal agencies' efforts to implement title I of the 1983 Emergency Jobs Appropriations Act.The purpose of title I was to provide productive jobs for unemployed Americans and humanitarian assistance to the indigent and homeless, as well as to encourage Federal projects of lasting value. The objectives of the GAO review were to assess Federal ag...