Proposed legislation (91 - 100 of 256 items)
Emergency Assistance: Operation of USDA's Livestock Feed Programs
RCED-87-59: Published: Mar 6, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) emergency livestock feed assistance programs to determine: (1) whether the Emergency Feed Assistance Program (EFAP) was effective in providing a timely response to emergency conditions in Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota during 1985 and 1986; (2) the comparative benefits of the Emergency Feed...
[Comments on H.R. 5083]
B-218513: Published: Aug 22, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO commented on H.R. 5083, a bill that would waive liability for a Farmers Home Administration employee to repay funds erroneously advanced to him. GAO believes that the legislation would appear to result in preferential treatment. GAO suggested several technical changes to the bill, including an amendment to cover repayment of amounts the agency collected...
[Comments on H.R. 4783]
B-223224: Published: Aug 18, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO commented on H.R. 4783, which amended the Antikickback Act. GAO found that the bill: (1) maintains without change a provision authorizing GAO to inspect contractor plants, conduct audits, and investigate violations of the act, and extends the same authority to other federal agencies; (2) acknowledges the role of agency inspectors general in the detection...
[Comments on H.R. 4636]
B-223280: Published: Sep 11, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO presented its views on H.R. 4636, a bill that would require controlled substance testing programs for federal employees and contractor personnel having access to classified information. GAO found that the bill: (1) would raise problems of whether the testing programs would violate the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution, which protects individuals from...
Substance Abuse: Description of Proposed State Allotment Grant Formulas
HRD-86-140FS: Published: Sep 10, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the allocation of funds to states under the substance abuse prevention and substance abuse treatment programs proposed in H.R. 5334.GAO indicated that for proposed state allotments for substance abuse: (1) prevention would use a formula based on each state's relative share of the nation's youth population and an annual appropriati...
[Comments on H.R. 4929 and H.R. 4986]
B-219521: Published: Aug 29, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 29, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO commented on two proposed bills that would change the employment-related programs for recipients of Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) benefits. One bill would require each state to establish a comprehensive work program with a central intake and registration process and with services selected on the basis of applicability to individual clien...
Motor Carriers: Analysis of Estimated Costs To Establish a Motor Carrier Administration
RCED-86-211BR: Published: Aug 8, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO: (1) analyzed the cost impact of proposed legislation to establish a motor carrier administration within the Department of Transportation (DOT); and (2) identified and provided information on readily identifiable motor carrier activities that DOT excluded from the hypothetical organization.GAO found that separating the motor carrier program into a free-s...
Teenage Pregnancy: 500,000 Births a Year But Few Tested Programs
PEMD-86-16BR: Published: Jul 21, 1986. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO commented on: (1) the extent of teenage pregnancy; (2) programs in place to address teenage pregnancy; (3) the effectiveness of the programs; and (4) ways to make future legislation maximally effective.GAO found that: (1) teenage pregnancy increased in the past decade for unmarried mothers under 18 years old; (2) only one program currently exists that fo...
[Comments on H.R. 3129]
B-223216: Published: Jul 18, 1986. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO commented on H.R. 3129 concerning the effect of the proposed Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Assistance Act. GAO determined that, under H.R. 3129: (1) moving-expense-related benefits to displaced persons would increase to include business reestablishment costs; (2) lump-sum payments in lieu of moving expenses would be composed of a fixed pa...
Federal Pay and Personnel Systems
129767: Apr 30, 1986
Testimony was given on three senate bills concerning pay and personnel systems. GAO found that: (1) fiscal year 1986 marked the 8th year in which the President and Congress adopted alternative pay rates for white-collar employees and, as a result, General Schedule salaries have dropped significantly compared to salaries in the private sector; (2) the value of white-collar employees' federal retire...