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Individual retirement accounts (IRA) help taxpayers save for retirement. Most IRAs invest in assets like stocks and mutual funds, but some IRA owners want to invest in unconventional assets like real estate or virtual currency.
When federal agencies propose new rules, they usually provide an opportunity for public comment, but agencies aren't required to collect or verify commenters' identity information.
Mass mailing campaigns can result in thousands of duplicate comments.
Drugs that treat certain tropical diseases, rare pediatric diseases and illnesses related to public health emergencies are essential—but they may not be the most profitable to make.
When drug developers make these kinds of drugs, FDA can award them “priority review vouchers.
What GAO Found The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, also known as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), has developed a process for administering the Consumer Financial Civil Penalty Fund (Civil Penalty Fund).
What GAO FoundWhy GAO Did This StudyIran's illicit nuclear activities, support for terrorism, and human rights abuses have led the United States and other nations to impose multiple sanctions. For example, U.S.
What GAO FoundWe found that state and local social services, criminal justice, and consumer protection agencies face many challenges as they work to prevent and respond to elder financial exploitation.
What GAO FoundThe federal-state TANF partnership makes significant resources available to address poverty in the lives of families with children. With these resources, TANF has provided a basic safety net to many families and helped many parents step into jobs.
This testimony discusses the findings from our recent work on fragmentation, overlap, and potential duplication in federally funded employment and training programs and our prior work on the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA).