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  • adj. not obligated


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  • But, as of September 30, some $2 billion earmarked for Iraq reconstruction that currently remains "unobligated" - money appropriated by Congress in the Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Funds that has not yet been assigned to specific projects - will revert back to the U.S.

    Antonia Juhasz: Fixing the Failed U.S. Reconstruction in Iraq

  • Sen. John Thune, R-S. D., had proposed paying for an earlier (and costlier) iteration of the bill by rescinding $38 billion in "unobligated" stimulus money and imposing an across-the-board cut of 5 percent on non-defense government agencies.

    The National Ledger - News

  • The statute that allows OPM wide range to conduct and classify its business as it sees fit also characterizes the revolving fund as a mandatory reimbursable, stating, "Any unobligated and unexpended balances in the fund which the Office determines to be in excess of amounts needed for activities financed by the fund shall be deposited in the Treasury of the United States as miscellaneous receipts."

    Linda E. Brooks Rix: Conflict of Interest and Shakedowns at OPM

  • One recent example: The House Armed Services Committee and the House Appropriations Committee just recommended some uniform and arbitrary "across the board" cuts that they mask as "unobligated expenditures" and "revised economic assumptions."

    Winslow T. Wheeler: What Is Gates? Who Is Panetta?

  • House Republicans proceeded to cut $61 billion after two years of record spending, but Mr. Obama says he'll accept only $33 billion and most of that must come not from specific programs but from "unobligated balances" that might not be spent anyway.

    Who Really Wants a Shutdown?

  • Another danger is that the White House will use the accounting trick of cutting from the "unobligated balances" of programs that wouldn't have spent that money anyway.

    The Spending Fight

  • So they will cut the "unobligated balances" and that funding agencies of any kind, "mortgage our children's future."

    TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

  • The proposed legislation would strike the unlimited direct appropriation and rescind any unobligated funds.

    Ernest Istook: Another Good Swing at Defunding Obamacare -- But Not a Hit

  • Earlier this month, Mr. Thune put forth his own modest proposal to take the stimulus bill money that remains both unobligated and unspent — some $160 billion — and redirect it to provide incentives for small business to create jobs.

    A Dark Horse for 2012?

  • Regarding the 2,200 Americans on waiting lists to receive lifesaving HIV/AIDS medications through the nation's AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP): In an effort to address the crisis, Senators Burr, Coburn and Enzi introduced S. 3401, the ACCESS ADAP Act, a bill which provides $126 million in unobligated stimulus funds to eliminate waiting lists through Fiscal Year 2010.

    Row over Obama's Aids strategy


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