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GAO Issues Report on Indian Health Service
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the use of advance appropriations authority and applications to the Indian Health Service. The report (GAO-18-652) is titled "Indian Health Service: Considerations Related to Providing Advance Appropriation Authority".

The report was sent to Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, chairman, Sen. Tom Udall, D-New Mixeco, ranking member of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, Rep. Ken Calvert, R-California, chairman, and Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minnesota, ranking member of ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Federal Acquisitions
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the actions the federal government has taken to address key issues raised in the Acquisition Advisory Panel's report and the challenges that remain. The report (GAO-18-627) is titled "Federal Acquisitions: Congress and the Executive Branch Have Taken Steps to Address Key Issues, but Challenges Endure".

The report was sent to Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-South Carolina, chairman, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D-Maryland, ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Rep. Mark Meadows, R-North Carolina, ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Medicare Advantage
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on issues related to incorporating functional status into Medicare Advantage risk adjustment. The report (GAO-18-588) is titled "Medicare Advantage: Benefits and Challenges of Payment Adjustments Based on Beneficiaries' Ability to Perform Daily Tasks".

The report was sent to Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, chairman, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, Rep. Greg Walden, R-Oregon, chairman, Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-New Jersey, ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on 2018 Tax Filing
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the Internal Revenue Service's performance providing service to taxpayers and processing individual tax returns. The report (GAO-18-471) is titled "2018 Tax Filing: IRS Managed Processing Challenges and Enhanced Its Management of Tax Law Changes".

The report was sent to Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, chairman, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, chairman, and Rep. Richard Neal, D-Massachusetts, ranking member of the House Ways and Means Committee, on ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Rental Housing Assistance
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the Department of Housing and Urban Development's criminal history policies and the Fugitive Felon Initiative. The report (GAO-18-429) is titled "Rental Housing Assistance: Actions Needed to Improve Oversight of Criminal History Policies and Implementation of the Fugitive Felon Initiative".

The report was sent to Sen. Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Aug. 9. Here are excerpts of summaries associated with the report.

What GAO Found: "Federal requirements for public housing ... Show Full Article