Office Space for War Assets Administration

B-62051: Jan 17, 1947

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The Public Buildings Administration requests the opinion of the Comptroller General in regards to office space for the War Assets Administration.

It seems clear from the provisions that the amounts authorized to be paid are limited to the amount of rent that would have been payable for the fiscal year current at the time. Also, it is clear that the provision contains no authority, express or implied, for an advance for rent beyond such fiscal year. In view of the plain provisions, the 1947 appropriation here involved may not be used either to pay rent for any period after June 30, 1947, or to make advances to the Public Buildings Administration for the purpose of making such payments.