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Whenever an officer or employee of an executive agency or the government of the District of Columbia violates the Antideficiency Act, the head of the agency or the Mayor of the District of Columbia is required to report immediately to the President and Congress all relevant facts and a statement of actions taken. 31 U.S.C. 1351, 1517(b). In a circular letter to the heads of agencies and others, GAO noted recent amendments to the Antideficiency Act which require the heads of executive agencies and the Mayor of the District of Columbia to transmit to the Comptroller General a copy of each such report on the same date it is transmitted to the President and Congress. 31 U.S.C. 1351, 1517(b), as amended by Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005, Pub. L. No. 108-447, div. G, title II, 1401, 118 Stat. 2809, 3192 (Dec. 8, 2004).

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