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the accomplishment of an authorized purpose, an agency’s discretion in such matters is not unlimited”); Secretary of Agriculture, 18 Comp. Gen. 285, 292 (1938) (while Congress leaves largely to administrative discretion the choice of ways and means to accomplish the objects of an appropriation, administrative discretion may not transcend the statutes, nor be exercised in conflict with law, nor for the accomplishment of purposes unauthorized by the appropriation). b. BUT , once the election is made, the agency must continue to use the selected appropriation to the exclusion of any other, during the current fiscal year. See Funding for Army Repair Projects, 1997 WL 702260, at *3, Comp. Gen. No. B-272191 (Nov. 4, 1997) (“Once that election has been made, the agency must continue to use the same appropriation for that purpose unless the agency, at the beginning of the fiscal year, informs the Congress of its intent to change for the next fiscal year”). The election is binding even after the chosen appropriation is exhausted. Hon. Clarence Cannon, B-139510, May 13, 1959) (Rivers and Harbors Appropriation exhausted; Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy, unavailable to dredge channel to shipyard).
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  • Spring '14
  • JuandaL.Daniel
  • Fiscal Year, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, United States Congress, Federal government of the United States

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