31 U.S.C. § 712 Investigating the Use of Public Money

LibraryUnited States Statutes
CurrencyCurrent through P.L. 118-34 (published on www.congress.gov on 12/26/2023), except for [P. L. 118-31]
Citation31 U.S.C. § 712

The Comptroller General shall-

(1) investigate all matters related to the receipt, disbursement, and use of public money;

(2) estimate the cost to the United States Government of complying with each restriction on expenditures of a specific appropriation in a general appropriation law and report each estimate to Congress with recommendations the Comptroller General considers desirable;

(3) analyze expenditures of each executive agency the Comptroller General believes will help Congress decide whether public money has been used and expended economically and efficiently;

(4) make an investigation and report ordered by either House of Congress or a committee of Congress having jurisdiction over revenue, appropriations, or expenditures; and

(5) give a committee of Congress having jurisdiction over revenue, appropriations, or expenditures the help and information the committee requests.

<TABLE> <TR><TD colspan="3">HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD>Revised Section</TD> <TD>Source (U.S. Code)</TD> <TD>Source (Statutes at Large)</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD>712(1)</TD> <TD>31:53(a)(1st sentence words before 5th comma).</TD> <TD>June 10, 1921, ch. 18, §312(a)(1st sentence words before 5th comma), (b), 42 Stat. 25.</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD>712(2)</TD> <TD>31:59.</TD> <TD>Aug. 2, 1946, ch. 753, §§205, 206(1st sentence), 60 Stat. 837.</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD>712(3)</TD> <TD>31:60(1st sentence).</TD> <TD/> </TR> <TR> <TD>712(4)</TD> <TD>31:53(b)(1st sentence).</TD> <TD/> </TR> <TR> <TD>712(5)</TD> <TD>31:53(b)(last sentence).</TD> <TD/> </TR> </TABLE>

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