“We believe they [Biden administration] violated the Impoundment Control Act (ICA), as interpreted by your office, and we request your legal opinion on the matter,” the senators said in their letter to Dorado.
As Comptroller General, Dodaro heads the General Accountability Office (GAO), the auditing arm of Congress.
At issue is whether Biden’s January 20 executive order halting wall construction illegally impounded nearly $3 billion that was approved by Congress for 2021 and 2020.
Funding for the wall became an annual showdown with Congress during the Trump administration, leading to a government shutdown in December 2018.
The $3 billion cited by Senators fell short of amounts sought by Trump, who subsequently transferred additional funds from military construction projects