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Government Accountability Office Reports and Comptroller General Decisions. Correspondence. Thursday, July 31, 2008.
...In October 2001, spores of the deadly bacterium anthrax were found in mail sent to members of the news media and congressional leaders. In all, 22 people were infected with anthrax and 5 people died, including 2 postal workers. The United States Postal Service (Service) took a variety of steps to protect people from biohazards in the mail. For example, the Service began contracting for...... More Information
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Government Accountability Office Reports and Comptroller General Decisions. Other Written Product. Tuesday, July 29, 2008.
...In 2007, the Department of State (State) reported that some foreign diplomats may be abusing the household workers they brought to the United States on A-3 or G-5 visas. GAO was asked to (1) determine the number of A-3 or G-5 visa holders who have alleged abuse by foreign diplomats with immunity since 2000, (2) review the U.S. government's process for investigating these allegations,...... More Information
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Government Accountability Office Reports and Comptroller General Decisions. Testimony. Thursday, July 24, 2008.
...As the baby boom generation ages, the demand for long-term care services is likely to grow and could strain state and federal resources. The increased use of long-term care insurance (LTCI) may be a way of reducing the share of long-term care paid by state and federal governments. Oversight of LTCI is primarily the responsibility of states, but over the past 12 years, there have been...... More Information
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Government Accountability Office Reports and Comptroller General Decisions. Correspondence. Thursday, July 24, 2008.
...A buildup of foreign debt throughout the 1970s and 1980s--combined with low growth, falling commodity prices, and other economic difficulties--left many poor countries with significantly more debt than they could repay. International efforts to provide debt relief to 41 such heavily indebted poor countries have been ongoing for over a decade, and these efforts culminated in the...... More Information
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Government Accountability Office Reports and Comptroller General Decisions. Comptroller General Decision. Friday, July 18, 2008.
...The Army established a policy implementing 5 U.S.C. sect. 7905, which permits agency heads to reimburse federal employees, including members of a uniformed service, for certain commuting expenses. The certifying officer received a request for reimbursement, consistent with Army policy, from an Army officer for expenses of taking a commuter rail train to his place of employment....... More Information
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Government Accountability Office Reports and Comptroller General Decisions. Testimony. Thursday, July 17, 2008.
...The Federal Reserve Board's (FRB) Regulation B, which implements the Equal Credit Opportunity Act of 1974 (ECOA), generally prohibits lenders from collecting certain data from loan applicants, such as their race or gender, for nonmortgage loans (e.g., small business loans). FRB has stated that this provision of Regulation B minimizes the chances that lenders would use such data in an...... More Information
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Government Accountability Office Reports and Comptroller General Decisions. Testimony. Thursday, July 17, 2008.
...About 43,000 traffic fatalities occur annually, and another 290,000 people are seriously injured on the nation's roads. To reduce these numbers, the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) nearly doubled funding for the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP), authorizing $5.1 billion for...... More Information
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Government Accountability Office Reports and Comptroller General Decisions. Other Written Product. Wednesday, July 16, 2008.
...In 2005, Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma devastated the Gulf Coast, destroying wide swaths of housing, key infrastructure, and numerous private businesses. In response, Congress granted the states a wide range of disaster relief, including billions of dollars of grants and tax incentives to revitalize the Gulf Coast. Specifically, the Gulf Opportunity (GO) Zone Act of 2005 (Pub. L....... More Information
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Government Accountability Office Reports and Comptroller General Decisions. Testimony. Wednesday, July 16, 2008.
...The United States faces potentially dangerous biological threats that occur naturally or may be the result of a terrorist attack. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is developing two major initiatives to provide early detection and warning of biological threats: the National Biosurveillance Integration Center (NBIC), a center for integrating and coordinating information on ...... More Information
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Government Accountability Office Reports and Comptroller General Decisions. Testimony. Tuesday, July 15, 2008.
...Flight delays and cancellations have plagued the U.S. aviation system. According to the Department of Transportation (DOT), more than one in four flights either arrived late or was canceled in 2007--making it one of the worst years for delays in the last decade. Delays and cancellations were particularly evident at certain airports, especially the three New York metropolitan commercial...... More Information

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