Impoundment (21 - 30 of 43 items)
[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...
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...
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...
[Possible Unreported Impoundment in USDA Program]
B-219771: Published: Aug 28, 1985. Publicly Released: Nov 21, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO investigated a possible unreported impoundment in the Department of Agriculture's Rural Housing Preservation Grant Program. There was concern that the Office of Management and Budget had not approved the regulations necessary to implement the program. GAO found that: (1) the regulations had been approved and released and no current impoundment existed; and...
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...
Availability of Deferred Budget Authority
B-205053: Published: Dec 31, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
No summary is currently available...
Legality of Executive Impoundments of Funds
B-207186: Published: Jun 3, 1982. Publicly Released: May 6, 1985.
Congressional concern was expressed regarding a GAO analysis of the legality of executive impoundments of funds appropriated for the Solar Energy and Energy Conservation Bank. GAO explained its disagreement on the issue with the Office of Management and Budget and the reasons why it concluded that a withholding of Bank funds was unauthorized. GAO explicitly stated that the withholding of the same...
Review of Certain Aspects of the Migratory Bird Conservation Fund
B-148898: Published: Jun 28, 1973. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1983.
No summary is currently available...
[Possible Unreported Impoundment of Certain Funds Intended for HHS]
B-211056: Published: Apr 8, 1983. Publicly Released: Aug 4, 1983.
GAO was asked to investigate a possible unreported impoundment of certain funds intended to be made available to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to carry out activities authorized under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980. The funds were derived from the Hazardous Substance Response Trust Fund or Superfund. Specifically, concerns were...
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...