GSA Presents FY 2010 Budget Request to Senate
GSA # 10602
June 16, 2009
Contact: Diane Merriett (202) 501-1231
WASHINGTON – Reflecting its expanded role in the Obama Administration’s environmental, economic recovery and transparency reform efforts, the General Services Administration testified before a Senate appropriations subcommittee today for the first time in recent history. Acting GSA Administrator Paul Prouty detailed the $645 million fiscal 2010 budget request.
“The President has clearly identified his support of the unique role GSA plays in the recovery of our nation’s economy,” said Prouty before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government. “The funds requested are essential to the agency’s plans to modernize and repair federal buildings, make energy-efficiency improvements, and advance transparency in government, a key administration priority.”
GSA’s request includes $375 million for the Federal Buildings Fund and $270 million for its operating appropriations. “Our budget request is an integral part of GSA’s commitment to fulfill its mission and its responsibilities effectively, with a 21st century focus that supports transparency, accountability, and acquiring the best value for taxpayers and our federal customers,” said Kathleen Turco, GSA Chief Financial Officer.
Though GSA makes an annual budget request, the majority of its funding actually comes through reimbursements from federal customers. These reimbursements may be for purchases of goods and services, and for rent paid for space in federally owned and leased buildings under GSA jurisdiction, custody or control.
GSA provides a centralized delivery system of products and services to the federal government, leveraging its enormous buying power to get the best value for taxpayers.
- Founded in 1949, GSA manages more than 11 percent of the government’s total procurement dollars and $24 billion in federal assets, including 8,600 government-owned or leased buildings and 213,000 vehicles.
GSA helps preserve our past and define our future, as a steward of more than 480 historic properties, and as manager of USA.gov, the official portal to federal government information and services.
GSA’s mission to provide superior workplaces, expert technology solutions, acquisition services, purchasing and E-Gov travel solutions and management policies, at best value, allows federal agencies to focus on their core missions.
Did you know? Although GSA leverages billions of dollars in the marketplace, only about 1 percent of the agency’s total budget is provided through direct congressional appropriations.