The Lockheed team will probably come out ahead financially only if Congress eventually authorizes money for at least several hundred of the planes.
Although the law has led to a surge of new products, Dr. Lewis added, it did not authorize money for any additional inspectors.
I simply do not see how I can authorize money for your project.
Congress may need to authorize money for more agents to fill the gap, he said.
It was the first time in 35 years that Congress failed to authorize federal money for primary and secondary education.
The amendment authorizes money for historic preservation, so how about sending a few million to find a home for the battleship New Jersey?
The legislation authorizes and provides money for shutting down as many as 500 more during the next three years.
Critics of the network occasionally have questioned the idea of journalists covering the officials who authorize money for their salaries.
Last year they finessed the issue by authorizing money for the B-2 program but not ordering any new planes, and both sides claimed victory.
Today's action does not authorize the construction of an anti-missile system or appropriate money for it.