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Pharmaceutical Industry: Tax Benefits of Operating in Puerto Rico
GGD-92-72BR: Published: May 4, 1992. Publicly Released: May 14, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information about tax benefits that the pharmaceutical industry obtained from operating in Puerto Rico in the 1980s.GAO found that: (1) the pharmaceutical industry received a large share of tax benefits from section 936 of the Internal Revenue Code compared to the number of jobs directly created and the amount of compensation the industry created;...
Puerto Rico: Audit of Grant Funds Provided to Three Major Political Parties
HRD-92-29: Published: Jan 15, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 15, 1992.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO audited the $1.5 million in grant funds that Congress provided to the three major Puerto Rican political parties, the Popular Democratic Party, the New Progressive Party, and the Puerto Rican Independence Party, for their participation in the legislative process involving Puerto Rico's political status.GAO found that: (1) by June 1991, the three parties h...
U.S. Insular Areas: Applicability of Relevant Provisions of the U.S. Constitution
HRD-91-18: Published: Jun 20, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the applicability of relevant constitutional provisions to five insular areas, focusing on: (1) congressional representation; (2) the Uniformity Clause; (3) the Commerce Clause; (4) presidential election; (5) trial by jury; (6) the Equal Protection Clause; and (7) voting rights.GAO found that: (1) the insular areas, Puerto Rico, the...
Water Pollution: States' Progress in Developing State Revolving Loan Fund Programs
RCED-91-87: Published: Mar 19, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the status of state efforts to develop State Revolving Funds (SRF) from Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) funds to finance construction of wastewater treatment plants; (2) key characteristics of SRF programs; and (3) issues concerning how certain requirements affect SRF ability to adequately meet the nation's wastewater treatment needs.GAO...
Disaster Assistance: Federal, State, and Local Responses to Natural Disasters Need Improvement
RCED-91-43: Published: Mar 6, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) performance in responding to Hurricane Hugo and the Loma Prieta earthquake in September and October 1989, focusing on state and local governments' and voluntary relief agencies' activities for California, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.GAO found that: (1) pre...
Military Bases: Relocating the Naval Air Station Agana's Operations
NSIAD-91-83: Published: Dec 31, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined Guam's request that the United States transfer the facilities and land of the Naval Air Station, Agana, to its control to permit expansion of its International Air Terminal, focusing on the: (1) feasibility and estimated costs of relocating the air station's operations to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam; and (2) potential cost of making enough Navy l...
Puerto Rico: Commonwealth Election Law and Its Application to a Political Status Referendum
HRD-90-60: Published: May 2, 1990. Publicly Released: May 2, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Puerto Rico's electoral law and proposed status referendum.GAO found that Puerto Rico's electoral law: (1) and election process was basically sound; (2) incorporated a number of safeguards and controls to protect the integrity of election results, including principal political party representation at all levels of the election process and stringent...
Puerto Rico: Information for Status Deliberations
HRD-90-70BR: Published: Mar 7, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided background information on Puerto Rico in preparation for congressional hearings on the islands' future political status.GAO summarized information provided in a briefing on Puerto Rico's: (1) history and culture; (2) relationship with the federal government; and (3) governmental structure, economy, and socioeconomic conditions. GAO also examined se...
U.S. Customs Service: Unresolved Audit Issues Between Customs and the Virgin Islands
GGD-90-21: Published: Dec 8, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 8, 1990.
GAO reviewed unresolved audit issues between the U.S. Customs Service and the U.S. Virgin Islands, focusing on: (1) who should receive preclearance collections; (2) whether the Virgin Islands should receive interest on a U.S. Treasury Customs collection account; (3) the Virgin Islands' right to U.S. duties for items entering the United States before reaching the Virgin Islands; (4) $5 million whic...
The 51st State?
142374: Jan 1, 1990
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 10, Fall 1990, discusses Puerto Rico's future political status, focusing on: (1) Puerto Rico's three options of commonwealth, statehood, or total independence for political autonomy; (2) international pressures for changes to Puerto Rico's political status; (3) the benefits and economic costs of independence for the United States; and (4) the en...