United States House Committee on Expenditures in the Navy Department

United States House Committee On Expenditures In The Navy Department

United States House Committee on Expenditures in the Navy Department

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The United States House Committee on Expenditures in the Navy Department is a defunct a committee of the U.S. House of Representatives.

History

Article I, section 9 of the United States Constitution provides that

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.


Initially, the House appointed special committees to monitor the use of public moneys. In 1802, the Committee of Ways and Means was empowered to review expenditures and to report such provisions and arrangements "as may be necessary to add to the economy of the departments, and the accountability of their officers."Annals of the Congress of the United States, 7th Congress, 1st session., January 7, 1802, On February 26, 1814, Congress divided the duties of the Committee of Ways and Means and transferred that part relating to the examination of past expenditures to a standing Committee on Public Expenditures.

It shall be the duty of the said Committee for Public Expenditures, to examine into the state of the several Public Departments, and particularly into the laws making appropriations of moneys, and to report whether the moneys have been disbursed conformably with such laws; and also to report, from time to time, such provisions and arrangements as may be necessary to add to the economy of the Departments and...... ...
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