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Status of Budget Authority Deferrals Disapproved by P.L. 99-349
OGC-86-23: Published: Sep 22, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 1986.
GAO reported on the status of budget authority deferrals which Congress disapproved in the Urgent Supplemental Appropriations Act for fiscal year 1986.The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) continues to withhold $48,809,349 of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's $131,132,949 in deferred budget authority as an unapportioned balance, since obligation would violate the sequestration...
President's Seventh Special Message for Fiscal Year 1986
OGC-86-22: Published: Sep 19, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1986.
GAO reviewed the President's seventh special message for fiscal year (FY) 1986, specifically four deferrals affecting budget authority for the Departments of Energy (DOE) and Health and Human Service's (HHS).GAO found that: (1) the Office of Management and Budget approved the withholding of the DOE funds in April 1986 but did not report them for two months because the Administration decided to ree...
[Response to Request for Comments on H.R. 4205]
B-222693: Published: Jul 21, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 5, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on H.R. 4205, which would amend the Impoundment Control Act to require the President to release budget authority withheld pursuant to a deferral unless, within 45 days of continuous congressional session after the date on which Congress received the proposal, Congress passed a bill approving the proposed budget authority deferral. Under the act, a...
[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...
[Legal Implications of Deferral of Funds for Special Facility for Sub-Saharan Africa]
B-221687: Published: Mar 13, 1986. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on the deferral of $75 million for the Special Facility for Sub-Saharan Africa. GAO noted that: (1) while the President deferred the funds to meet obligations the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act imposed, he subsequently released most of the funds and sequestered the rest pursuant to the act; (2) it was not sure whether the Impoun...
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...
Status of Budget Authority That Was Proposed for Rescission
OGC-86-18: Published: May 23, 1986. Publicly Released: May 23, 1986.
GAO reported on the status of budget authority that the President proposed for rescission in his fourth special message for fiscal year 1986.The President proposed the rescission of $61,377,000 from three Department of Energy research and development accounts. Since Congress failed to pass a rescission bill, the Office of Management and Budget made the funds available for obligation. GAO identifie...
President's Fifth Special Message for Fiscal Year 1986
OGC-86-15: Published: May 16, 1986. Publicly Released: May 16, 1986.
GAO reviewed the President's fifth special message for fiscal year 1986.GAO found that: (1) the proposed deferrals were in accordance with existing authority; and (2) the President submitted one new rescission proposal which was released for obligation before the withholding period ended. GAO identified no new information, except as noted, that would be useful to Congress in its consideration of t...
President's Third Special Message for Fiscal Year 1986
OGC-86-16: Published: May 8, 1986. Publicly Released: May 8, 1986.
GAO reviewed the status of the Urban Mass Transportation Administration's budget authority that was proposed for rescission in the President's third special message for fiscal year 1986.GAO found that: (1) the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act requires that funds proposed for rescission be made available for obligation unless Congress completes action on the rescission bill within 4...
Status of DOE Budget Authority
OGC-86-13: Published: Apr 16, 1986. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1986.
GAO reported on the status of $156.8 million in budget authority for the Department of Energy that it had previously reported as improperly impounded.GAO found that no further action was necessary because the Office of Management and Budget released the impounded funds for obligation...