41 U.S.C.
United States Code, 2009 Edition
Sec. 5a - Definitions
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§5a. Definitions

The word “department” as used in this Act shall be construed to include independent establishments, other agencies, wholly owned Government corporations (the transactions of which corporations shall be subject to the authorizations and limitations of this Act, except that section 5 of this title shall apply to their administrative transactions only), and the government of the District of Columbia, but shall not include the Senate, House of Representatives, or office of the Architect of the Capitol, or the officers or employees thereof. The words “continental United States” as used herein shall be construed to mean the forty-eight States and the District of Columbia. The word “Government” shall be construed to include the government of the District of Columbia. The word “appropriation” shall be construed as including funds made available by legislation under section 9104 of title 31.

(Aug. 2, 1946, ch. 744, §18, 60 Stat. 811.)

References in Text

This Act, referred to in text, means act Aug. 2, 1946, ch. 744, 60 Stat. 806. For complete classification of this Act to the Code see Tables.


“Section 9104 of title 31” substituted in text for “section 104 of the Government Corporation Control Act, approved December 6, 1945 [31 U.S.C. 849]” on authority of Pub. L. 97–258, §4(b), Sept. 13, 1982, 96 Stat. 1067, the first section of which enacted Title 31, Money and Finance.

Section was formerly classified to section 73b–4 of title 5 prior to the general revision and reenactment of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees by Pub. L. 89–554, Sept. 6, 1966 80 Stat. 378.