Request for Authority to Make Payment for the Acquisition of Land Desired for Governmental Purpose

A-37316: Jul 11, 1931

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The Department of the Treasury asked GAO's opinion on whether there would be authority to make payment for land for governmental purpose even if the price exceeded the appropriation available.

GAO found that the payment could be authorized for the parcels already contracted for at reasonable prices.