Section 1015, as Enacted
Part B—Congressional Consideration of Proposed Rescissions, Reservations, and Deferrals of Budget Authority
Reports by Comptroller General
Sec. 1015. (a) Failure To Transmit Special Message.—If the Comptroller General finds that the President, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, the head of any department or agency of the United States, or any other officer or employee of the United States—
(1) is to establish a reserve or proposes to defer budget authority with respect to which the President is required to transmit a special message under section 1012 or 1013; or
(2) has ordered, permitted, or approved the establishment of such a reserve or a deferral of budget authority; and that the President has failed to transmit a special message with respect to such reserve or deferral, the Comptroller General shall make a report on such reserve or deferral and any available information concerning it to both Houses of Congress. The provisions of this part shall apply with respect to such reserve or deferral in the same manner and with the same effect as if such report of the Comptroller General were a special message transmitted by the President under section 1012 or 1013, and, for purposes of this part, such report shall be considered a special message transmitted under section 1012 or 1013.
(b) Incorrect Classification or Special Message.—If the President has transmitted a special message to both Houses of Congress in accordance with section 1012 or 1013, and the Comptroller General believes that the President so transmitted the special message in accordance with one of those sections when the special message should have been transmitted in accordance with the other of those sections, the Comptroller General shall make a report to both Houses of the Congress setting forth his reasons.
DESCRIPTION OF SECTION FROM JOINT STATEMENT ON THE CONFERENCE COMMITTEE
The Committee on the Budget of the House issued a committee print setting froth an explanatory statement of the managers of the committee of conference on H.R. 7130, the bill which was enacted as the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974.It included a single description for the Impoundment Control Act of 1974 (title X of that law). Please see the Explanatory Statement of Managers of the Title X of the Impoundment Control Act of 1974 for this description.
[Joint Explanatory Statement on the Committee of Conference on H.R. 7130; (Committee Print), Committee on the Budget, House of Representatives, 93d Congress, 2d Session, Washington D.C. 1975.]
This section was formerly classified to 31 U.S.C. 1405. It was transferred to 2 U.S.C. 685.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY NOTES
Pub. L. 93–344, §1015, July 12, 1974, 88 Stat. 336. The Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 enacted this section into law.
REVISION OF TITLE 31 OF THE U.S. CODE
Most of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 was classified to Title 31 of the U.S. Code but has since been transferred either to title 2 (The Congress) or to a revised Title 31. See the following for more information:
- Pub. L. 97–258, §1, Sept. 13, 1982, 96 Stat. 877
- Title 31 Revision and Codification Law of 1982
- Revision of Title 31
- Table on the House Law Revision Counsel Website.
[BCR § 187E]