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Government Accountability Office / GAO / Comptroller General (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Government Accountability Office / GAO / Comptroller General (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Government Accountability Office / GAO / Comptroller General The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is an independent, nonpartisan legislative 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 […]

Committee Veto / Congressional Veto (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Committee Veto / Congressional Veto (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Committee Veto / Congressional Veto A requirement added to report language directing that certain policy directives by an executive department or agency be reviewed by certain congressional committees before they are implemented. Under common practice, the government department or agency and the committee involved are […]