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Response to Volaris (Reply #23)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 12:28 AM

24. Congress can only appropriate money... it can't manage the spending of it directly.

They could decide to pass a new budget that defunds the program in the following year, but they can't give themselves the power to manage the program on an ongoing basis. That's an executive function.

if the executive asked for 'basketweaving money' in the first damned place, it would be happy to comply with whatever strings congress attached tbh


That part is true. That's why they send the undersecretary twice a year to make a report. They just won't set a precedent that Congress has the power to require it. But they want the money next year too... so they play nice.

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