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The Recorder of Deeds for the District of Columbia asked for GAO's opinion regarding whether funds could be used from the miscellaneous and contingent item portion of the District's appropriations for the purpose of printing programs and invitations for a corner-stone ceremony.
GAO commented on a company's claim for reimbursement of lost equipment. The company contended that it loaned the Civil Works Administration wheelbarrows and scaffold lumber for use on a project at a school, but the equipment was never returned.
GAO commented on congressional concerns regarding: (1) whether any employee who acquires and disseminates information could be considered a publicity expert and therefore bound by the statutory regulation prohibiting the expenditure of appropriated funds for publicity experts; and (2) how to implement...