DOCUMENT RESUME 02810 - A2153249] [Impoundments Rejected]. OGC-77-24; B-115398. Jujy 29, 1977. 1 PP. Report to the Congress; by Paul G. Dembling, Genaral Counsel. Contact: Office of the General Counsel: Special Studies and Analysis. Budget Function: Miscellaneous: Impoundment Control Act of 1974 (1005). Organization Concerned: Department of Defense; Department of the Navy; Office of Management end Budget. Congressional Relevance: Congress. Authority: Impoundment Control Act, sec. 1012(b). A rescission o $126,212,000 in bunget authority available to the Department vi the Navy for its Patrol Hydrofoil Missile Program (R77-14) was proposed in the Presideat's 12th special message for fiscal year 1977 (May 18, 1977). Congress failed to complete action on the rescission hill within the statutory :5-day period of continuous cngressional session following the day the proposal was received. As a result, the funds have been apportioned by the Office of Management and Budget to the Department of Defense and are available for obligation. (DJM) ,XJ. . ~/ ... UNITED STATES GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE i7'/ WASHINGTCON, D.C. 20548 IN RPL.Y oric- or GO.NEwAL COUNSE.L ,n T B-115398 July 29, 1977 To the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives The purpose of this letter is to report on the status of budget authority that was proposed, but rejected, fcr rescissioi;. In his l1th special message for fiscal year 1977, dated May 18, 1977, the President proposed the rescission of $126,212,000 in budget author- ity that had been made available for shipbuilding and conversion activities cf the Department of the Navy, Patrol Hydrofoil Missile Program (R77-14). Section 1012(b) of the Impoundment Control Act requires that funds proposed for rescission be made available for obligation unless the Congress completes action on a rescission bill within the 45-day period of continuous congressional session following the day such a proposal is received by the Congress. For R77-14 the 45-day period expired on July 22, 1977. We have confirmed that the subject budget authority has been apportioned by OMB to the Department of Defense and that it has been made available for obligation. Paul G. Dembling General Counsel OGC-77-24
Published by the Government Accountability Office on 1977-07-29.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)