D.C. Home Rule: Examining the Intent of Congress in the District of Columbia Home Rule Act of 1973, Hearing Before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, May 12, 2016 [open pdf - 4MB]
This testimony compilation is from the May 12, 2016 hearing "D.C. Home Rule: Examining the Intent of Congress in the District of Columbia Home Rule Act of 1973" before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. From the statement of Edda Emmanuelli Perez: "In the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, Congress established the District Government and delineated its budget process. The Budget Autonomy Act attempts to change the federal government's role in this budget process by removing Congress from the appropriation process of most District funds and by removing the President from the District 's budget formulation process. In this opinion, we addressed the conflict between the Budget Autonomy Act and two other federal laws: the Antideficiency Act and the Budget and Accounting Act, 1921. The Antideficiency Act bars officers and employees of the U.S. Government and of the Government of the District of Columbia from making or authorizing expenditures or obligations exceeding the amount available in an appropriation or fund. The Budget and Accounting Act requires the head of each agency, which for the purposes of this Act includes the District Government, to submit a budget request to the President for transmission to Congress." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Edda Emmanuelli Perez, Jacques DePuy, Philip H. Mendelson, Irvin B. Nathan, and Brian Netter.
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