DOCUMENT RESUME 03109 - rA2313463] rPresident's Special Messaqes Proposing Deferral of Fudget Authority Provided to the Department of Commerce and Resciszion Involving Department of Defense Procurement Funds]. OGC-77-27; B-115398. August 15, 1977. 2 pp. Peport to the Congress; by Flmer B. Staats, Comptroller General Contact: Office of the Comptroller General. -id-at Functton: Miscellaneous: Impoundment Control tAc of 1974 (1005) . Organization Concerned: Department of Commerce: Department of Defense; Energy Research and Develorment administration. Congressional Relevance: Congress. Authority: Impoundment Control Act of 1974. The Presidentws 16th and 17th special messages for fiscal year 1977 were transmitted to Congress pursuant to the Impoundment Control Act of 1974. Findings/Conclusions: The 16th special message proposed a deferral of $11 million in budget authority that had been provided to the Department of Ccmmerce, Economic Development Administration, for local public works program activities and a revision to a previously transmitted deferral. The 17th special message proposed a rescission involving Department or Defense procurement funds of $105 million concerning the Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile. With respect to the rescission proposal, the 45-day period of continuous session during which the funds may be withheld pending congressional action will expire on October 20, 1977. Information provided in the messages was found to be correct and actions proposed were clearly and accurately stated. (Author/HTW) Jv-t/;tll''\ ~COMPTROLLRR GENERAL OP THE UNITED STATES WASHINGTON, O.C. 0848 August 15, 1977 B-115398 nI To the President of the Senate and the O Speaker of the House of Representatives Dear Mr. President: On July 26, 1977, we received copies of the President's 16th and 17th special messages for fiscal were transmitted to the Congress pursuant year 1977 that to the Impoundment Control Act of 1974. The 16th special message proposed million in budget authority that had a deferral of $11 been provided to the Department of Commerce, Economic Development for Local Public Works program activities Administration a previously transmitted deferral. and a revision to The 17th special message proposed a rescission involving Department curement funds of $105 million concerning of Defense pro- III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile. the Minuteman 16th SPECIAL MESSAGE: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE D77-63 Economic Development Administration Local Public Works Program 1372052, 137/92052 ENERGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATIOn? D77-58A Operating Expenses Clinch River Breeder Reactor Plant Project, 89X01C0 17th SPECIAL MESSAGE: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE R77-20 Missile Procurement, Air Force 577/93020 With respect to rescission proposal period of continuous session during R77-20, the 45-day which the funds may be withheld pending congressional action will expire on October 20, 1977. on a rescission bill 4'N. OGC-77-27 B-115398 We conclude that the information provided in the 16t, a'id 17th special messages is correct d that the action's being proposed have been clearly curately st ed- Comptroller General of the United States - 2-
President's Special Messages Proposing Deferral of Budget Authority Provided to the Department of Commerce and Rescission Involving Department of Defense Procurement Funds
Published by the Government Accountability Office on 1977-08-15.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)