Proposed legislation (121 - 130 of 480 items)
Loan Asset Sales: An Assessment of Selected Sales
AFMD-88-24: Published: Feb 19, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the proposed sale of federal government loan assets to the public to determine its: (1) feasibility; and (2) costs and benefits.GAO found that: (1) many of the loan sales it reviewed were not in accordance with the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) guidelines requiring investors to assume the full risk of loss after a loan sale; (2) many...
H.R. 3565--Allowing for the Garnishment of Federal Employees' Pay for Commercial Debt
T-GGD-88-11: Published: Feb 18, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 18, 1988.
GAO discussed H.R. 3565, legislation proposed to subject federal employees to wage garnishment for commercial debts. GAO found that: (1) although all federal employees are subject to garnishment for child support and alimony payments, only a few agencies' employees are currently subject to garnishment for commercial debt collection; (2) the doctrine of sovereign immunity protects most federal civi...
Issues Related to Repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act
T-GGD-88-9: Published: Feb 10, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 10, 1988.
GAO discussed issues related to the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act. GAO found that: (1) the banking and securities industries now offer similar products and have expanded their activities due to electronics, communications, and regulatory changes; (2) there is no legal or regulatory structure reflecting the realities of today's financial marketplace; (3) if Congress repeals the act, the present...
The Growing Need for Reform
136524: Jan 1, 1988
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 2, Summer 1988, discusses the current problems in federal financial management and efforts to solve them. A recent GAO study spotlighted problem areas in the federal government's financial management practices, including: (1) lack of cost information; (2) lack of reliable information on weapon systems and other major projects; (3) inadequate dis...
Job Training Partnership Act: Native American Status for American Samoans Appears Unwarranted
HRD-88-1: Published: Dec 3, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on whether: (1) Congress should designate American Samoans as Native Americans under the Job Training Partnership Act; and (2) other ethnic groups qualified for such designation.GAO found that no special trust relationship exists between the United States and American Samoans similar to that with American Indians, Alaskan natives, and N...
Telephone Communications: Controlling Cross-Subsidy Between Regulated and Competitive Services
RCED-88-34: Published: Oct 23, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) proposed implementation of accounting controls to prevent cross-subsidization between regulated and nonregulated telephone service in order to facilitate competition among telephone companies.GAO found that: (1) the FCC allocation process was inefficient because it impeded companies from offering new...
Food and Drug Administration: HHS Inspector General Should Be Involved in Criminal Investigations
HRD-88-8: Published: Nov 4, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 4, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO discussed: (1) the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Inspector General's (IG) authority to conduct criminal investigations relating to: (1) counterfeit and diverted drugs; and (2) training and resources available to conduct such investigations.GAO found that: (1) the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act au...
Nuclear Test Lobbying: DOE Regulations for Contractors Need Reevaluation
RCED-88-25BR: Published: Oct 9, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed allegations that the Department of Energy (DOE) improperly employed contractors to assist in lobbying activities to influence proposed legislation which would restrict the U.S. nuclear weapons testing program.GAO found that: (1) although DOE extensively briefed congressional members to influence their views on nuclear test issues, it did not vio...
[Comments on Dam Construction Project]
B-226572: Published: Jun 25, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 14, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on the possible need for reauthorization of a dam construction project if the Bureau of Reclamation chose an alternative to the original proposal. GAO believes that the Bureau would need new statutory authority to: (1) construct the dam with a reduced capacity; (2) change the dam's primary purpose from irrigation water supply to flood control; a...
Reauthorization of the State and Local Cost Estimate Act
T-HRD-87-20: Published: Jul 30, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 1987.
GAO discussed its views on the State and Local Government Cost Estimate Act, focusing on federal and state approaches for estimating the cost of proposed legislation which imposes costs on lower levels of government. GAO noted that: (1) the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) usually has very little time to assess the state and local impacts of proposed legislation; (2) proposed legislation subject...