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Tue Dec 24, 2019, 07:13 PM

The Impoundment Control Act of 1974: What Is It? Why Does It Matter?

https://budget.house.gov/publications/report/impoundment-control-act-1974-what-it-why-does-it-matter

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What is the Impoundment Control Act?

The Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 (ICA) reasserted Congress’ power of the purse. Specifically, Title X of the Act – “Impoundment Control” – established procedures to prevent the President and other government officials from unilaterally substituting their own funding decisions for those of the Congress. The Act also created the House and Senate Budget Committees and the Congressional Budget Office.

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Why is the ICA important?

Today, 45 years after the ICA became law, Congress once again confronts a President attempting to push past the long-recognized boundaries of executive budgetary power. This year, for the second straight year, the Trump Administration reportedly considered issuing rescission requests for certain foreign aid and security assistance accounts less than 45 days before the end of the fiscal year, when the funds in question would expire. In the closing weeks of fiscal 2019, OMB withheld funding in these accounts in a manner inconsistent with longstanding procedures and policies. The House Budget and Appropriations Committees have serious concerns that President Trump and his administration violated the ICA in withholding these funds. The committees are examining when, why, and how these funds were withheld; and whether these actions prevented agencies from spending the full amount that Congress provided for these activities, thus thwarting the will of Congress. Congress will not bend to executive overreach. It will defend its constitutional power of the purse and the fundamental checks and balances that are critical to our constitutional republic.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Dec 24, 2019, 07:56 PM

1. The ICA should be a well known law by the time the trial starts- spread the word! Nt

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Tue Dec 24, 2019, 08:05 PM

2. That subject might come up in his second or third impeachment

But it has little to do with the current one

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Dec 24, 2019, 09:47 PM

3. If the courts weer working along with the urgency of the situation mulvaney would be in jail

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Tue Dec 24, 2019, 11:06 PM

4. kick his arrogant, orange ass, House Dems!

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