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The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is an independent, nonpartisan
agency that works for Congress. Often called the "congressional watchdog," GAO
investigates how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars. The head
of GAO, the Comptroller General of the United States, is appointed to a
15-year term by the President from a slate of candidates Congress proposes. Its mission is to support the Congress in meeting its constitutional responsibilities and to
help improve the performance and ensure the accountability of the federal government for the benefit of the
American people. They also provide Congress with timely information that is objective, fact-based, nonpartisan,
nonideological, fair, and balanced.
*Description from GAO's website
GAO RSS Feeds
This page allows you to choose RSS feeds to follow, either for GAO reports and decisions or on specific topics.
FAQs on Federal Debt
This webpage gives a balanced examination of the federal debt, it's history, and future policy implications.
Reports & Testimonies
GAO has over 45,000 reports and testimonies archived on their website. Users can search by date, agency, or topic.
The Comptroller General, head of the Government Accountability Office, issues legal decisions and legal opinions on appropriations law, bid protests, and other issues of federal law. The Comptroller General is also required by statute to report to congressional committees about certain federal vacancies and on major rules proposed by federal agencies. Use this webpage to find past legal decisions issued by GAO.
The Comptroller General's webpage includes an archive of past testimonies and presentations given.
This page is organizes collections of reports and testimonies in selected topics.