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

Published by the Government Accountability Office on 1990-05-25.

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

    Comptroller General
    of the United States
    Washington,   D.C. 20548




     B-237297.12

     May 25,        1990       .
     To the President of the Senate and the
     Speaker of the House of Representatives
     On April   23, 1990, the President     submitted    to the Congress
     his fifth   special  impoundment message for fiscal        year 1990.
     This message reports     three proposed   rescissions     of budget
     authority.    We have reviewed    these proposals     and found them
     to be in accordance    with the Impoundment      Control   Act,
     2 U.S.C. 5 681, as amended.
     Enclosure   I provides    specific      information    on two of the
     proposals   which we believe       will    be useful   to the Congress   in
     its examination     of the message.          Enclosure   II provides a
     list  of the proposals     as reported        by the President.

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     Enclosures




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                                                                   ENCLOSURE I




                COI'IMENTS ON THE FIFTH       SPECIAL   MESSAGE

 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

 R90-1               Agricultural    Research Service
                     Buildings    and Facilities
                     Amount Proposed for Rescission:             $4,075,000
                     12X1401
 According    to the most recent apportionment              statement      for
 this account,      dated   April     19, 1990,   total   budgetary
 resources    are $36,190,535         and not $34,207,417        as reported    in
 the message.       The   apportionment      schedule   reflects      an
 additional     $1,983,118      in funds recovered      under a
 satisfaction      of judgment      for a construction       project     at the
 Plum Island     Animal Disease Center.l/
 DEPARTMENT OF COHMERCE

 R90-3               Economic Development        Administration
                     Economic Development        Assistance     Programs
                     Amount Proposed for        Rescission:     $181,8OO,OOO
                     1302050
                     13)(2050
 According      to the most recent apportionment            schedule   for this
 account total       budgetary      resources   are $201,862,000     and not
 $189,056,000       as reported       in the message.     The apportionment
 schedule     estimates     that the Economic Development
 Administration        will   bring     forward $12,806,000     of unobligated
 balances.




  &/ The Rural Development,        Agriculture,     and Related    Agencies
Y Appropriations      Act, 1990, Public     Law 101-161,   103 Stat.    956
   (19891, specifically      makes these funds available       to augment
  the Service's     prior  fiscal  year construction     appropriation.
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                                   CONTENTS OF SPECIAL MESSAGE
                                         (in thousands of dollars)
                                     (as reported by the President)
                                                                                                                       BUDGET
RESCISSION NO.                                ITEM                                                                    AUTHORITY

                 Department of Agriculture:
                  Agricultural Research Service
 R90-1             Buildings and facilities ,....................................................                          4,075
                  Cooperative State Research Service
 R90-2             Buildings and facilities .. ..... ... .... .. ... ..... .... ... .. .... .... ... ... .. .. ....       41,008

                 Department of Commerce:
                  Economic Development Administration
 R90-3             Economic development assistance programs .. ... ... . ... .... .. ...                                 181,800

                                   Total, Proposed Rescissions .. ... .. . .... .... ... ... .. ... ..                  228,883