Impoundment Considerations in President's Ninth Special Message

OGC-79-12: Published: May 30, 1979. Publicly Released: May 30, 1979.

Additional Materials:

Contact:

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

The release of budget authority required to be made available for obligation pursuant to legislation is reported and comments on the President's ninth special message are provided. The funds for the 10 rescission proposals transmitted by the President's fifth special message for fiscal year 1979 were either rescinded or made available for obligation, except for the proposal for the Department of Energy, Fossil Energy Construction, and the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, Payment of Vietnam Prisoner of War Claims. It was felt that in these cases, the submission of deferrals of budget authority after rescission requests had been rejected for the same authority was technically inconsistent with the section of the Impoundment Control Act which requires that the budget authority be made available for obligation. However, no action was planned pending further congressional action. With the exceptions noted above, the information provided in the ninth special message was correct and the actions proposed were accurately stated.

Oct 7, 2020

Sep 23, 2020

Jan 23, 2020

Dec 19, 2019

  • budget icon, source: GAO

    State and Local Governments' Fiscal Outlook:

    2019 Update
    GAO-20-269SP: Published: Dec 19, 2019. Publicly Released: Dec 19, 2019.

Nov 14, 2019

Oct 16, 2019

Jun 26, 2019

Apr 10, 2019

Mar 27, 2019

Mar 22, 2019

Looking for more? Browse all our products here