[Request That GAO Halt Investigation Initiated at Request of Member of Congress]

B-213074: Mar 15, 1984

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GAO responded to a request that it halt an investigation that was initiated pursuant to a congressional request. The investigation was to determine whether Federal funds were used illegally by certain organizations involved in anti-workfare demonstrations. GAO noted that: (1) it is empowered by statute to investigate all matters related to the use of Federal funds; (2) its investigation should not intimidate the involved organizations in the exercise of their First Amendment rights; and (3) its investigation of the matter was entirely appropriate.