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The Appropriations Law Answer Book by William G. Arnold

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Chapter 3

Time

As noted, there are three major elements in determining the availability and proper use of government funds—purpose, time, and amount. The previous chapter discussed purpose. This chapter is about the second element, time.

As we will see during the discussion in this chapter, Congress sets time limits for most appropriations that limit the amount of time the appropriation is available to incur new obligations. After that initial time, the appropriation remains available for adjustments and payments that liquidate the obligations.

109. Why does Congress put time limits on the obligation and expenditure of appropriations?

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