Special Solari Report – The Appropriations Clause: A History of the Constitution’s (As of Yet) Underutilized Clause

The Constitution for the United States of America

“No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time.” ~ARTICLE I, SECTION 9, CLAUSE 7, UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION

[CAF Note: The Solari Report is pleased to present the first report in a new series that we have commissioned on U.S. Constitutional and legislative provisions that relate to the enforcement of federal financial laws. The existing levels of $21 trillion of undocumentable adjustments in federal accounts (and counting) have surpassed official levels of outstanding U.S. debt. This underscores the importance of the enforcement of financial laws for our mutual global future. Consequently, this series is open to the public.]

By Michele Ferri and Jonathan Lurie

Table of Contents

I. Introduction
II. Appropriations Clause
III. Permanent and Indefinite Appropriations
IV. Statement and Account Clause
V. Legislative and Judicial History
VI. Early Judicial Action
VII. The 20th Century
VIII.The Current Judicial Climate
IX. Role of the Judiciary
X. Standing
XI. Political Question
XII. The Government Accountability Office and the Comptroller General
XIII.Appropriations and the Executive Branch
XIV. Conclusions

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