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President's First Special Message for FY 1983
OGC-83-2: Published: Oct 28, 1982. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1982.
Pursuant to the Impoundment Control Act of 1974, the President's first special message for fiscal year 1983 was transmitted to Congress on October 1, 1982.This special message proposed 20 deferrals totaling $598,780,000. GAO commented that some of the funds currently on deposit with the Department of Agriculture for Forest Service timber salvage sales may be in excess of what is needed, in view of...
Limitations on Fiscal Year 1981 Fourth Quarter Obligations in Certain Agencies
PAD-82-43: Published: Jul 16, 1982. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1982.
Pursuant to the Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriation Act, 1981 and the Department of Housing and Urban Development-Independent Agencies Appropriation Act, 1981, GAO reported on the limitations on fiscal year 1981 fourth quarter obligations in certain agencies. The agencies covered by these appropriations were required to: (1) limit their fourth quarter 1981 obligations t...
Progress in Improving Program and Budget Information for Congressional Use
PAD-79-79: Published: Aug 31, 1979. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 1979.
By law the Comptroller General of the United States develops standard terms and classifications for Federal fiscal, budgetary, and program-related information; identifies congressional needs for such information; monitors recurring reporting requirements of Congress; and makes recommendations for changes in the reporting requirements. Standardizing information facilitates its usefulness to Congre...
Proposed Rescission of Budget Authority Provided to the Department of Labor
OGC-79-2: Published: Oct 17, 1978. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 1978.
The President's 11th special message for fiscal year 1978 pursuant to the Impoundment Control Act of 1974 proposed the rescission of $10.8 million in annual budget authority that had been provided to the Department of Labor. The funds were appropriated for the Employment and Training Administration's implementation of the Community Service Employment Program for Older Americans. The total amount l...
An Overview of Unobligated Balances in Civil Agencies
PAD-78-48: Published: Apr 1, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1978.
The growth in the past 5 years in unobligated balances of Federal and trust funds and in unliquidated obligations has raised concern about the validity and credibility of funding requests and about the ability of Federal agencies to carry out planned programs in a timely manner.In fiscal year (FY) 1972, unobligated balances of budget authority in civil agencies totaled $165 billion; by FY 1977, th...
Analysis of Unobligated Balances in the Urban Mass Transportation Fund
107618: Mar 1, 1978
All of the Urban Mass Transportation Administration's (UMTA) programs include grants to state or local governments since UMTA does not itself operate transit services or construct transit facilities. Unexpended balances in the UMTA account at the close of fiscal year 1977 involved $12.6 billion, $9.6 billion of which represented unobligated balances and $3.0 billion of which represented unliquidat...
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 $...
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...