Current Rate in Continuing Resolution, Public Law 107-229, as Extended by Public Law 107-235, for Fiscal Year 2003 Highway Spending, B-300167, November 15, 2002
B-300167: Nov 15, 2002
Your letter asks whether OMB appropriately determined that the applicable obligation limitation under the continuing resolution for the federal-aid highway program of the Department of Transportation (DOT) for fiscal year 2003 was $27.7 billion. We disagree with OMB's determination that the obligation limitation for the federal highway program was $27.7 billion under the Continuing Resolution. Two provisions of the Continuing Resolution that OMB has cited as the basis for its determination to reduce the level of spending for the highway program below the current rate are sections 110 and 111. We agree in principle with OMB that sections 110 and 111 of the Continuing Resolution are relevant in determining the initial distribution of budget authority for the highway program.