Proposed legislation (41 - 50 of 480 items)
Commerce's Trade Functions
GGD-95-195R: Published: Jun 26, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined several proposals to consolidate federal trade activities and reorganize the Department of Commerce, focusing on: (1) the role Commerce plays in trade; and (2) past efforts to reorganize federal trade activities. GAO noted that: (1) Commerce plays a significant role in export promotion and trade policymaking, negotiating, regulation, and data colle...
Law Enforcement Block Grant Awards
HEHS-95-169R: Published: Jun 9, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the formula grant amounts provided for in the proposed Local Government Law Enforcement Block Grants Act, focusing on those governments affected by the Chabot-Lofgren amendment. GAO noted that: (1) about 6 percent of all eligible governments would be affected by the amendment, although these governments would receive about 53 percent...
District Pensions: Federal Options for Sharing Burden to Finance Unfunded Liability
HEHS-95-40: Published: Dec 28, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 12, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the District of Columbia's pension plans for certain employees, focusing on: (1) the history and status of the plans' unfunded pension liability and the number of plan participants prior to Home Rule; (2) a comparison of the plans' unfunded liability with other state and local plans; and (3) the District's funding formula under the proposed legisla...
Private Pensions: Funding Rule Change Needed to Reduce PBGC's Multibillion Dollar Exposure
HEHS-95-5: Published: Oct 5, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the underfunding problems of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), focusing on the: (1) efficacy of Pension Protection Act (PPA) provisions in reducing underfunding; and (2) potential impact of the proposed Pension Funding Improvement Act (PFIA) of 1993 and Retirement Protection Act (RPA) of 1993 on improving plan funding.GAO found that:...
Electronic Surveillance: Technologies Continue to Pose Challenges
T-AIMD-94-173: Published: Aug 11, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 1994.
GAO discussed proposed legislation to preserve law enforcement agencies' ability to conduct court-approved wire-taps. GAO noted that: (1) the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other law enforcement agencies have reasonably defined their capability requirements for new telecommunications technologies, but they have yet to precisely define their capacity requirements; (2) the proposed legislation...
HEHS-94-207R: Published: Aug 1, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the use of immunosuppressant drugs by organ transplant patients, focusing on: (1) the number of organ transplants performed in 1991; (2) the survival rates for the patients who receive immunosuppressant drugs; (3) the cost of extending Medicare coverage of immunosuppressant drugs; and (4) whether such drugs would be covered under the...
Defense Conversion: Capital Conditions Have Improved for Small and Medium-Sized Firms
NSIAD-94-224: Published: Jul 21, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 27, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on small and medium-sized businesses' access to capital for defense conversion activities, focusing on: (1) the availability of capital; and (2) federal and nonfederal initiatives to improve access to capital for these firms.GAO found that: (1) although the decline in investments affected the availability of capital, access to capital f...
Interstate Commerce Commission: Key Issues Need to Be Addressed in Determining Future of ICC's Regulatory Functions
T-RCED-94-261: Published: Jul 12, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 1994.
GAO discussed the Interstate Commerce Commission's (ICC) regulatory responsibilities. GAO noted that: (1) ICC has the responsibility to balance the needs of shippers and communities for reasonably priced railroad services against the railroads' need for adequate revenues; (2) ICC railroad activities include resolving rate and track rights disputes and reviewing and approving line abandonments, mer...
Application of Laws: Comments on the Congressional Accountability Act--S. 2071
T-OGC-94-2: Published: Jun 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1994.
GAO discussed the proposed application of certain employment protection laws to Congress and its agencies. GAO noted that: (1) S. 2071 is the most comprehensive bill that provides aggrieved employees a grievance system analogous to the one available to GAO employees; (2) the executive branch does not enforce employee protection laws at GAO because of conflicts of interest and the potential comprom...
Legislative Employment: Operations of the Office of Fair Employment Practices Could Be Improved
GGD-94-36: Published: Dec 9, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the House of Representatives' Office of Fair Employment Practices' (OFEP) procedures for: (1) educating House employees and employers about their equal employment opportunity (EEO) rights and responsibilities; (2) handling inquiries and complaints about alleged violations of fair employment practices and fair labor standards; and (3) carrying out h...