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Permanent Funding Authorities: Some Selected Entities Should Review Financial Management, Oversight, and Transparency Policies
GAO-17-59: Published: Dec 9, 2016. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 2016.
Permanent authorities to collect and obligate fees, fines, penalties and other funds without further congressional action vary in the degree to which Congress retains control over collections and obligations or delegates control to the entities that administer them. For the purposes of this report, GAO refers to these legal authorities as permanent funding authorities. GAO examined five case studi...
Supplemental Appropriations: Opportunities Exist to Increase Transparency and Provide Additional Controls
GAO-08-314: Published: Jan 31, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 2008.
Supplemental appropriations laws (supplementals) are a tool for policymakers to address needs that arise after the fiscal year has begun. Supplementals provide important and necessary flexibility but some have questioned whether supplementals are used just to meet the needs of unforeseen events or whether they also include funding for activities that could be covered in regular appropriations acts...
NASA Budget: Carryover Balances for Selected Programs
NSIAD-96-206: Published: Jul 16, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the extent of carryover budget balances for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Mission to Planet Earth (MTPE) program and other NASA programs.GAO found that: (1) carryover balances in NASA's Human Space Flight and Science, Aeronautics, and Technology programs totalled $3.6 billion by the end of fiscal year (FY) 1995; (2) ind...
NASA Budget: Carryover Balances in Selected Programs
T-NSIAD-96-207: Published: Jul 18, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 1996.
GAO discussed the extent of carryover budget balances for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Mission to Planet Earth program and other NASA programs. GAO noted that: (1) certain NASA program appropriations are available for obligation over a 2-year period; (2) carryover balances in these program areas totalled $3.6 billion by the end of fiscal year (FY) 1995; (3) NASA estim...
NRC Revision of Fee Schedules to Recover FY 1996 Appropriated Funds
OGC-96-9: Published: Apr 26, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) new rule on fee schedules. GAO found that: (1) the rule would allow NRC to recover 100 percent of its budget authority, less amounts appropriated from the Nuclear Waste Fund, from its applicants and licensees; and (2) NRC followed applicable requirements in promulgating the rule...
The Federal Judiciary: Observations on Selected Issues
GGD-95-236BR: Published: Sep 18, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal judiciary operations, focusing on the: (1) appropriations, expenditures, and functions of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AOUSC) and the Federal Judiciary Center (FJC); (2) costs of FJC training programs; (3) annual number and cost of Judicial Conference meetings; and (4) cost of any circuit task forces on gender or ethnic bia...
Budget Issues: Earmarking in the Federal Government
AIMD-95-216FS: Published: Aug 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the extent to which federal receipts are earmarked for particular uses through authorizing legislation, focusing on: (1) what percent of total receipts from the public are earmarked; (2) the level of earmarking by fund type; and (3) the extent of earmarking at the state government level.GAO found that: (1) in fiscal year (FY) 1994, 47 percent of to...
Advance Sheets: Volume 74, Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States
OGC-95-12: Published: Jul 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1995.
GAO published advance sheets of decisions of the Comptroller General for the month of July 1995...
Impoundments: Proposed Rescissions Affecting EPA and the Agriculture, Commerce, and Transportation Departments
OGC-95-17: Published: Mar 21, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1995.
GAO reviewed 16 proposed rescissions of budget authority included in the President's third special impoundment message for fiscal year 1995.GAO found that the 16 proposed rescissions are in accordance with the Impoundment Control Act. GAO also provided specific information on seven rescissions that should be useful to Congress in its examination of the message...
Impoundments: Delay in Reporting Deferral of Forest Service Budget Authority
OGC-94-32: Published: Jul 22, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1994.
GAO reviewed two revised deferrals of budget authority in the President's sixth special impoundment message for fiscal year (FY) 1994.GAO found that the deferrals: (1) were in accordance with the Impoundment Control Act; and (2) were not timely reported to Congress by the executive branch...