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. ii;i ComptrolleY General of the United States 141503 f Enclosures GAO/OGC-90-8 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. 2 GAO/OGC-90-8 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
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)