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Impoundment Control: President's Seventh Special Message for FY 1990

Published by the Government Accountability Office on 1990-10-04.

Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)

Comptroller General
of the United States
Washington, D.C. 20648




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October      4, 1990

To the President of the Senate and the
Speaker of the House of Representatives
This letter       reports    on the status      of budget authority        that was
proposed for rescission             by the President      in his seventh
special    impoundment message for fiscal             year 1990, dated
June 28, 1990, but for which the Congress has not passed a
rescission      bill    as defined     in section    lOll(3)     of the
Impoundment Control          Act (the Act).       All the budget authority
withheld    pursuant       to the rescission      proposals      submitted    in the
seventh special        message has been released            by the Office     of
Management and Budget (OMB) for obligation.                    The rescission
proposals     for which funds were withheld             are set forth      in the
enclosed    listing       submitted    by the President       with his seventh
special    message.
Section    1012(b) of the Act requires           that funds proposed for
rescission    be made available        for obligation       unless the
Congress completes        action    on rescission     bills    within   the 45
day period    of continuous      congressional       session following        the
day such proposal       is received     by the Congress.          For the
rescission    proposals      submitted    in the seventh special          message,
the 45 day period       ended on September 24, 1990, without               the
Congress having passed such a bill.
We have confirmed      that on September 25, 1990, all funds
proposed for rescission        were made available      by OMB for
obligation    by the Department      of Defense.    We note, however,
that the bill     making appropriations      for military    construction
for fiscal    year 1991, H.R. 5313, now making its way through
Congress,  contains      approvals   of all the proposed rescissions

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       in the seventh special    message with the exception     of
       rescissions    proposed in three programs.l/    The bill    passed in
       the House of Representatives     on July 30, 1990, and was
       reported    in the Senate on August 1, 1990--Sen.    Rep. No. 410,
       1Olst Cong. 2nd Sess. (1990).



       Comptroller'General
       of the United States
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       Enclosure




       l/     The following   projects     were not approved for rescission         in
       either    the House or Senate versions         of the bill:      Central
       District     Center,  Phase III,     Red River,   Texas, $39,000,000      in
       proposed rescission       R90-4; Addition      to Flight    Simulator,   Luke
       Air Force Base, Arizona         $1,900,000   in proposed rescission       R90-
     " 5; Installation      of Fireplaces      in SOQ, WPAFB, Ohio $56,000 in
       proposed rescission       R90-10.
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                 CONTENTS OF SPECIAL MESSAGE
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RESCISSION                                                           BUDGET
 NO.                                ITEM                            )WTHORIlY

             Department of Defense, Military:
R90-4         Military Constnrction, Army.. .....................     155,745
R90-5         Military Construction, Navy.......................       . 6,200
R90-6         Military Construction, Air Force..................        27,290
R90-7         Military Construction, Defense Agencies .....             68,119
R90-8         Family Housing, Army ..............................       12,664
R90-9         Family Housing, Navy..............................        11,037
R90-10        Family Housing, Air Force.........................       46,020
R90-11        Farnify Housing, Defense Agencies.. .........           300

                Total, Proposed Rescissions..............            327,375