41 USC 12 - Sec. 12. No contract to exceed appropriation
No contract shall be entered into for the erection, repair, or furnishing of any public building, or for any public improvement which shall bind the Government to pay a larger sum of money than the amount in the Treasury appropriated for the specific purpose.CODIFICATIONCodification R.S. Sec. 3733 derived from act July 25, 1868, ch. 233, Sec. 3, 15 Stat. 177. SECREFSection Referred To In Other Sections This section is referred to in title 22 sections 277d-3, 2396.