Proposed legislation (101 - 110 of 480 items)
Federal Assets: Information on Completed and Proposed Sales
RCED-88-214FS: Published: Sep 21, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information regarding the sales of federal assets included in the President's budget proposals to Congress since 1984.GAO found that: (1) the Department of Transportation (DOT) received $1.575 billion from the sale of Conrail stock; (2) the Washington Metropolitan Airport Authority will make a $3 million annual payment to the Treasury for 50 yea...
[Comments on EPA Use of FY 1988 Appropriations for Claims Payments]
B-230755: Published: Jul 6, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined whether the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should pay utility relocation cost claims from its fiscal year (FY) 1988 appropriations. GAO held that EPA should not make such payments in FY 1988, since its 1988 appropriation did not specifically include such payments...
[Recommendation for Legislation to Relieve Liability of Retired Air Force Officer's Spouse for Travel Expenses]
B-227726.2: Published: Sep 9, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 1988.
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Revision of Excess and Surplus Property Biennial Reporting Requirement
T-GGD-88-49: Published: Aug 3, 1988. Publicly Released: Aug 3, 1988.
GAO discussed proposed legislation that would modify its biennial reporting requirements under the General Services Administration's (GSA) program for transfers of excess personal property and donations of surplus personal property. GAO found that: (1) its past reports fully determined the effects of Public Law 94-519 and met Congress' objective to have GAO independently evaluate the program; and...
[Comments on Legislation Pertaining to Comptroller General Investigative Authority]
B-227709: Published: Jul 14, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO commented on S. 1975, a bill which would: (1) enhance the ability of GAO to respond to congressional needs for expeditious investigations of fraud, abuse, or other matters related to federal activities involving violations of criminal or civil law; and (2) establish an advisory commission on law enforcement and designate the Comptroller General as its ch...
Defense Procurement Fraud: Justice's Overall Management Can Be Enhanced
T-GGD-88-46: Published: Jul 12, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 1988.
GAO discussed the Department of Justice's (DOJ) overall management of its defense procurement fraud investigations. GAO noted that DOJ could not effectively oversee its decentralized operations, since it lacked: (1) complete and timely information on the number and status of defense procurement fraud referrals and cases; (2) data on attorney resources; (3) written management plans or update proced...
Tax Policy: Mortality Charges on Single Premium Life Insurance Should Be Restricted
GGD-88-95: Published: Jun 14, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined: (1) tax policy issues arising from life insurance companies' use of excessively high mortality charges to increase premiums; and (2) ways to change the tax status of investment-oriented life insurance.GAO found that policyholders of single-premium life insurance and other investment-oriented insurance products can shelter more money for investment...
[Comments on Interim Rule Amending FAR Public Works Funding Restrictions and Allowability of Promotional Costs]
B-231152: Published: Jun 10, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 1988.
GAO commented on an interim rule that would amendthe Federal Acquisition Regulation to: (1) preclude the use of appropriated funds to enter into construction contracts with firms from countries discrimination against U.S. firms in acquisitions; and (2) permit the reimbursement of reasonable costs incurred to promote American aerospace exports at domestic and international exhibits. GAO had no obje...
[Comments on Proposed FAR Amendment To Recoup Foreign Tax Credits Under FMS Contracts]
B-231158: Published: Jun 9, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 1988.
GAO commented on a proposed amendment to the Federal Acquisition Regulation which would require contractors and subcontractors performing foreign military sales contracts in a foreign country to credit back to the United States the amount of any U.S. tax liability reduction they received in performance of the contracts. GAO had no objection to the proposed changes...
Inspector General Act Amendments of 1988
T-AFMD-88-11: Published: May 17, 1988. Publicly Released: May 17, 1988.
GAO discussed H.R. 4054, which would establish statutory inspectors general (IG) at several agencies. GAO found that: (1) the Inspector General Act of 1978 established IG to combat fraud, waste, and abuse and to correct agency organizational and procedural deficiencies; (2) H.R. 4054 would amend the act to establish IG in the Departments of Justice and the Treasury, and in the Federal Emergency Ma...