Updated Rescission Statistics, Fiscal Years 1974-2011

B-322906: Jul 19, 2012

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This letter contains an updated package of GAO’s statistical data concerning rescissions proposed and enacted since the passage of the Impoundment Control Act of 1974. In response to a Congressional request, this letter updates the statistics through fiscal year 2011. Under the Impoundment Control Act, whenever the President proposes discretionary budget authority for rescission, he must transmit a special message to Congress detailing the amounts, reasons for, and effect of the proposed rescission. Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act, Pub. L. No. 93-344, title X, 88 Stat. 297, 332 (July 12, 1974), codified at 2 U.S.C. §§ 682-688. Agencies may withhold from obligation budget authority proposed for rescission in a special message for up to 45 legislative days following submission of the special message. 2 U.S.C. § 683(b). If Congress does not pass rescission legislation within this 45-day period, the budget authority must be released. Alternately, Congress, through the annual appropriations process, may initiate the rescission of budget authority. 2 U.S.C. § 688.

Mar 22, 2018

Mar 20, 2018

Mar 19, 2018

  • Ampcus, Inc.
    We deny the protest.
  • AMAR Health IT, LLC
    We dismiss the protest because our Office does not have jurisdiction to entertain protests of task orders issued under civilian agency multiple-award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contracts that are valued at less than $10 million.
  • Centurum, Inc.--Costs
    We grant the request.

Mar 15, 2018

  • ORBIS Sibro, Inc.
    We sustain the protest in part and deny it in part.

Mar 14, 2018

Mar 13, 2018

  • Interoperability Clearinghouse
    We dismiss the protest because the protester, a not-for-profit entity, is not an interested party to challenge this sole-source award to an Alaska Native Corporation under the Small Business Administration's (SBA) 8(a) program.

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