Constitutional Authority to Impound Appropriated Funds

B-135364: Jul 26, 1973

Additional Materials:

Contact:

Shirley Jones
(202) 512-8156
jonessa@gao.gov

 

Office of Public Affairs
(202) 512-4800
youngc1@gao.gov

Congress requested GAO's opinion as to the legality of the President's authority to impound funds appropriated by Congress.

GAO held that there are few clear answers to the varied issues and problems arising from impoundment. Accordingly, GAO offered the discussion to assist the Committee in its consideration of this vital issue.

Nov 24, 2020

Nov 20, 2020

Nov 19, 2020

Looking for more? Browse all our products here