President's Tenth Special Message for Fiscal Year 1985

OGC-85-15: Published: Jul 26, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1985.

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Pursuant to the Impoundment Control Act of 1974, the President's tenth special message for fiscal year 1985 was submitted to Congress on June 20, 1985.

The special message proposed three new deferrals totalling $278,500,000 and two revised deferrals totalling $8,792,615. GAO found that: (1) the President should have reported the amount deferred from funds appropriated for Agency for International Development (AID) disaster assistance as $75 million rather than $110 million; (2) the apportionment schedule for a multiyear AID operating expense account has total budgetary resources of only $2.5 million, rather than the $187.5 million reported by the President; and (3) the President should have reported the amount to be deferred from Department of Agriculture stabilization and conservation expenses as $147.2 million rather than $167.2 million. GAO found that the proposed deferrals are in accordance with existing authority and identified no additional information, except as noted, that would be useful to Congress in its consideration of the President's proposals.

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