oversight

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)

                          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-