Government Accountability Office

Type: Organization
Name: Government Accountability Office
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Panel OKs Reg D study, more votes ahead

– The House Financial Services Committee will conclude its mark-up up of several regulatory relief bills today by conducting roll-call votes on several measures beginning at 9 a.m. Eastern.The committee on Tuesday marked up and, on voice vote, passed ... [Published NAFCU - 1 hour ago]
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Congress eyes 'too big to fail,' CFPB discrimination claims

The first part of a GAO report a Senate Banking subcommittee reviewed in January. The panel will examine a new report Thursday.July 30, 2014 – NAFCU will be monitoring congressional hearings this week dealing with “too big to fail,” financial products ... [Published NAFCU - 1 hour ago]
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

Legal tax thievery

By Jim HightowerOtherWordsDid you scramble to get your taxes done this year at the last minute? Yeah, me too.I really didn’t mind paying what I owe — but I hate having to pay the taxes owed by the likes of JPMorgan Chase, ExxonMobil, and Amazon. They’re ... [Published Vindy.com - 2 hours ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

HEARING STATEMENT: Examining the Threats Posed by Climate Change

WASHINGTON - Today, the Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety held a hearing titled "Examining the Threats Posed by Climate Change.A copy of Sen. Carper's remarks, as prepared for delivery, follows:"Every year, we see ... [Published Noodls - 3 hours ago]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

Government Accountability Office Issues Report Summary for July 29, 2014

Targeted News ServiceWASHINGTON, July 29 -- The Government Accountability Office issued the following summary of its reports:Budget Issues:Opportunities to Reduce Federal Fiscal Exposures Through Greater Resilience to Climate Change and Extreme Weath ... [Published Insurance News Net - 4 hours ago]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated 9 hours ago - 6 reports

Congressional watchdog urges EPA to step up actions on fracking

Miami Herald: The Government Accountability Office is calling on the federal Environmental Protection Agency to step up enforcement of water contamination and seismic activity associated with fracking, the high-pressure injection of fluids into wells ... [Published I360 Gov - 13 hours ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

New From the GAO

New GAO Reports and Testimonies Source: Government Accountability Office Reports 1. USDA Farm Programs: Farmers Have Been Eligible for Multiple Programs and Further Efforts Could Help Prevent Duplicative Payments. GAO-14-428, July 8. http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-14-428 ... [Published Full Text Reports... - 11 hours ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

Now you have another reason to hate wireless data caps

Does anyone actually like the wireless data caps that mobile carriers impose? No, of course not. And now Re/code points out that everyone now has a brand-new reason to hate data caps: Apparently, they’re scaring us into spending more money than we need ... [Published BGR - 11 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Government Accountability Office: EPA Oversight Of Fracking 'Needs Improvement'

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) on July 28 released a report in which it concluded that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's program to protect underground drinking water sources from injection of fluids associated ... [Published Mealey - 12 hours ago]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated 16 hours ago - 6 reports

GAO: DOD personnel with tax debt a potential security risk

Defense Department By Wyatt OlsonPublished: July 29, 2014 A vast number of Department of Defense personnel eligible for security clearance levels of secret or higher owed more than $730 million in back federal taxes as of June 30, 2012, issued Monday ... [Published Stars and Stripes - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Does Policy Give Big Banks an Edge?

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is about to release a report on what economic advantages, if any, are enjoyed by banks considered "too big to fail." Here's Brookings Economic Studies Fellow Douglas Elliott's summary of what's in it.Read Mo ... [Published Builder Online - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Pension Predators Continue to Prey on Seniors | Commentary

The Government Accountability Office recently released the details of its monthslong undercover investigation into companies targeting and preying on retirees with so-called pension advance schemes. Run by scammers a rung below payday lenders, these companies ... [Published Roll Call Online - Jul 28 2014]

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"Wireless is helping to provide farmers real-time feedback on a number of different sites and variables" he said. "This data helps to drive efficiency and improve yields."
...The contractor has filed a protest of the contract and brought on a lobbying firm to press its case on Capitol Hill and beyond. ( ") In a lengthy protest complaint obtained by POLITICO, FCi is asking the Government Accountability Office to recommend overturning the USIS contract, alleging that the company was improperly awarded the project."
"Every year, we see scientific evidence that gives more credence to what scientists across the nation and across the globe have been saying for years: our climate is changing at a troublesome rate and we are the primary drivers of it. Just this May, a team of more than 300 scientists issued an updated National Climate Assessment that confirmed climate change is already having an impact on this country - driving increases in extreme weather, worsening respiratory and health issues, and reducing agricultural harvests that feed our growing nation."
...He notes Nevada has already taken steps to make sure this potential was addressed. He said, "Absolutely, here in Nevada we've been able to put together multiple levels to identify income and to make sure individuals are who they say they are."

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Lawmakers Consider Rural Access to Broadband, E... [Published Farm Futures - 1 hour ago]
Congress eyes 'too big to fail,' CFPB discrimin... [Published NAFCU - 1 hour ago]
Panel OKs Reg D study, more votes ahead [Published NAFCU - 1 hour ago]
Legal tax thievery [Published Vindy.com - 2 hours ago]
USIS under fire [Published Politico - 2 hours ago]
HEARING STATEMENT: Examining the Threats Posed ... [Published Noodls - 3 hours ago]
Government Accountability Office Issues Report ... [Published Insurance News Net - 4 hours ago]
Fraud concerns raised regarding Obamacare [Published My News 4 - 5 hours ago]
Tobacco Companies Avoided Billion in Taxes [Published Accounting Today - 7 hours ago]
OVERNIGHT REGULATION: Economic case for more regs? [Published The Hill - 7 hours ago]
AICPA Participates in Congressional Roundtable ... [Published CPA Client Bulletin - 7 hours ago]
FBI scopes out final locations for consolidated... [Published Federal News Radio 1500 AM - 8 hours ago]
'Green News Report' - July 29, 2014 [Published The BRAD BLOG - 8 hours ago]
Export-Import Bank justifies subsidies with use... [Published Washington Examiner - 9 hours ago]
Wyden Calls for Action to Close Tobacco Tax Loo... [Published Insurance News Net - 9 hours ago]
Eshoo: Data caps are the new 'threat' online [Published The Hill - 9 hours ago]
Wyden, Thompson Introduce Common Sense Reforms ... [Published Noodls - 9 hours ago]
Senate Dems’ bill would bring back Superfund tax [Published The Hill - 9 hours ago]
Families of fallen firefighters denied federal ... [Published McClatchy DC - 9 hours ago]
EPA Should Address Emerging Risks From Fracking... [Published Bloomberg - 9 hours ago]
Airports: Privatizing TSA security remains chal... [Published USA Today - 9 hours ago]
11 cubesats to fly to deep space on the first l... [Published Examiner.com - 10 hours ago]
The hidden flaw in Obama’s climate plan — feder... [Published VOX.com - 10 hours ago]
Appropriators consolidate cyber spending, IG di... [Published Federal Computer Week - 11 hours ago]
U S SENATE COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY AND G... [Published 4 Traders - 11 hours ago]
Taxpayers Are Being Shortchanged by Federal Coa... [Published US News & World Report - 11 hours ago]
New From the GAO [Published Full Text Reports... - 11 hours ago]
New VA head inherits sex assault crisis [Published MSNBC - 11 hours ago]
Now you have another reason to hate wireless da... [Published BGR - 11 hours ago]
Democrat Warns Data Caps Could Undermine Net Ne... [Published National Journal - 11 hours ago]
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'Green News Report' - July 29, 2014 [Published The BRAD BLOG - 8 hours ago]
  IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama Administration approves sonic cannons for offshore oil exploration off the East Coast; Tornadoes in Boston? Bizarre extreme weather across the U.S.; Colorado judge strikes down local fracking ...
New From the GAO [Published Full Text Reports... - 11 hours ago]
New GAO Reports and Testimonies Source: Government Accountability Office Reports 1. USDA Farm Programs: Farmers Have Been Eligible for Multiple Programs and Further Efforts Could Help Prevent Duplicative Payments. GAO-14-428, July 8. http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-14-428 ...
How One Agency Could Threaten Obama’s Climate G... [Published Think Progress - 12 hours ago]
Even as giant U.S. coal companies bemoan the Obama Administration’s plan to reduce carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants, a federal agency’s long history of protecting industry interests could hand coal companies a victory and threaten an otherwise ...
New report: Drinking water at risk from poorly ... [Published Switchboard, from NRDC - 13 hours ago]
Amy Mall, Senior Policy Analyst, Washington, D.C. Yesterday the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released an eagerly awaited report on the state of something called the Underground Injection Control program. This program, aka “UIC,” is designed ...
How data caps could reshape the economics of th... [Published Post Tech - 16 hours ago]
( Yan Chi Vinci Chow / Flickr ) Many Americans are already accustomed to the idea of cellphone data caps. Go over your monthly limit, and you'll get hit with steep overage fees or your service will slow to a crawl. But with some companies mulling ...
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Tax Analysts Releases Article Revealing the IRS... [Published GlobeNewswire: Acquisitions News - Apr 29 2014]
NTSB Report Underscores Need for Electronic Log... [Published PR Newswire - Nov 07 2013]
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