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The Nation's Fiscal Health: Action is Needed to Address the Federal Government's Fiscal Future
GAO-17-237SP: Published: Jan 17, 2017. Publicly Released: Jan 17, 2017.
The Congress and incoming Administration face serious economic, security, and social challenges that will require difficult policy choices in the short term about the level of federal spending and investments as well as ways to obtain needed resources. At the same time, the federal government is highly leveraged in debt by historical norms. In addition to near term financing decisions, a broader p...
State and Local Governments' Fiscal Outlook: 2016 Update
GAO-17-213SP: Published: Dec 8, 2016. Publicly Released: Dec 8, 2016.
GAO’s State and Local Fiscal SimulationsFiscal sustainability presents a national challenge shared by all levels of government. GAO’s simulations of long-term fiscal trends in the state and local government sector—published since 2007—have consistently shown that state and local governments face long-term fiscal pressures driven largely by the rising health-related costs of Medicaid and th...
Capitol Preservation Fund: Audit of Fiscal Years 2013 and 2014 Transactions
GAO-15-586R: Published: Jun 17, 2015. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 2015.
GAO found that the policies and procedures for the Capital Preservation Commission's (Commission) operations and oversight and the Library of Congress's (Library) operations and reporting were sufficiently documented and adequately designed and consistent with applicable federal internal control standards to help ensure that the Capital Preservation Fund's (Fund) receipts, disbursements, and inves...
Senate Preservation Fund: Audit of Fiscal Years 2013 and 2014 Transactions
GAO-15-587R: Published: Jun 17, 2015. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 2015.
GAO found that the policies and procedures for the Senate Commission on Art’s (Commission) operations and oversight and the Library of Congress’s (Library) operations and reporting were sufficiently documented and adequately designed and consistent with applicable federal internal control standards to help ensure that the Senate Preservation Fund’s (Fund) receipts, disbursements, and investm...
State and Local Governments' Fiscal Outlook: 2014 Update
GAO-15-224SP: Published: Dec 17, 2014. Publicly Released: Dec 17, 2014.
GAO's State and Local Fiscal SimulationsFiscal sustainability presents a national challenge shared by all levels of government. Since 2007, GAO has published simulations of long-term fiscal trends in the state and local government sector. These simulations have consistently shown that state and local governments face long-term fiscal pressures. Absent any policy changes, the sector will face an in...
Corporate Tax Expenditures: Evaluations of Tax Deferrals and Graduated Tax Rates
GAO-13-789: Published: Sep 16, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 2013.
Deferral: Both deferral tax expenditures confer the benefit of effectively reducing taxes by delaying the taxation of certain income of foreign subsidiaries of U.S. corporations until it is repatriated to the U.S. parent as dividends.1. While views on the purpose of deferral have changed over time, currently, it is often viewed by experts as promoting the competitiveness of U.S. multinational corp...
Senate Preservation Fund: Audit of Fiscal Years 2009 and 2010 Transactions
GAO-12-271R: Published: Feb 16, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 2012.
For fiscal years 2009 and 2010, the Funds recorded transactions consisted of 136 investment and operating transactions recorded and accounted for by the Library. The Funds recorded transactions were authorized in advance, supported by documentation, and accurately accounted for. However, while the Funds transactions were generally recorded promptly, we did identify five instances...
Climate Change: Observations on Options for Selling Emissions Allowances in a Cap-and-Trade Program
GAO-10-377: Published: Feb 24, 2010. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 2010.
Congress is considering proposals for market-based programs to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Many proposals involve creating a cap-and-trade program, in which an overall emissions cap is set and entities covered by the program must hold tradable permits--or "allowances"-- to cover their emissions. According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the value of these allowances could total $300...
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: Analysis of Options for Revising the Housing Enterprises' Long-term Structures
GAO-10-144T: Published: Oct 8, 2009. Publicly Released: Oct 8, 2009.
This testimony discusses the results of our recently issued report on options for restructuring two government-sponsored enterprises (GSE): Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (enterprises). On September 6, 2008, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) placed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in conservatorship out of concern that their deteriorating financial condition and potential default on $5.4 trillion in...
Financial Audit: Capitol Preservation Fund's Fiscal Years 2007 and 2006 Financial Statements
GAO-09-92: Published: Dec 5, 2008. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 2008.
This report presents our opinion on the financial statements of the Capitol Preservation Fund (the Fund) for the fiscal years ended September 30, 2007, and 2006. It also discusses our consideration of the Fund's internal controls and our tests of compliance with laws and regulations during fiscal years 2007 and 2006. We conducted our audits pursuant to 2 U.S.C. 2084 and in accordance with U.S. gen...