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Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 extended protections against sex discrimination to students and employees at institutions receiving federal assistance for educational programs or activities.
More than 4.6 million residential households in the U.S., many with low incomes, rely on propane to heat their homes. Unfortunately, propane prices have been subject to major price spikes in two of the last three winters.
Historically, utility monopolies have generated electricity and sold it to customers at prices set by state regulators. Today, private companies in 24 states compete to sell electricity at market prices determined by supply and demand.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) property management practices at its Rocky Flats facility, focusing on: (1) the impact of theft on DOE inability to account for millions of dollars worth of equipment; and (2) allegations of theft and contract abuse at...
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on planned post-World War II radioactive releases at U.S. nuclear sites, focusing on: (1) the Green Run test conducted at the Hanford, Washington, site in December 1949; and (2) several other tests at U.S.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined: (1) the Department of Energy's (DOE) report on the proposed divestiture of Naval Petroleum Reserve 1 (NPR-1); and (2) whether DOE could lease the reserve instead of selling it.