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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #31)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 10:01 AM

32. They could do something like that verbally or as a memo

In fact, a House committee did that very thing when the administration moved around funds for the wall. I can't remember who it was, but one of the Democrats came right out and said that they were less likely to include such flexibility in the next budget if the Pentagon was going to abuse the power. The guy form the Pentagon basically said "I know and it concerns me... but this Trump guy is in charge"

But they couldn't put it into the bill - because one Congress cannot bind the hands of the next one. Each budget is a new entity with its own existence. So there couldn't put in the bill "there will be a 10% in future appropriations if you use toilet seat funding for anything else"... but they CAN say "funds in this section may only be used to purchase toilet seats".

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