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GAO Issues Report on Agricultural Promotion Programs
WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the status of Agricultural Marketing Service's Freedom of Information Act requests related to check-off programs. The report (GAO-18-55R) is titled "Agricultural Promotion Programs: Status of Freedom of Information Act Requests".

The report was sent to Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Sen. Cory A. Booker, D-N.J., on Oct. 24. Here are excerpts of summaries associated with the report.

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GAO Issues Report on Climate Change
WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the potential economic effects of climate change and risks to the federal government. The report (GAO-17-720) is titled "Climate Change: Information on Potential Economic Effects Could Help Guide Federal Efforts to Reduce Fiscal Exposure".

The report was sent to Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, on Sept. 28. Here are excerpts of summaries associated with the report.

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GAO Issues Report on Counternarcotics
WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the key issues related to U.S. counternarcotics efforts in the Western Hemisphere. The report (GAO-18-10) is titled "Counternarcotics: Overview of U.S. Efforts in the Western Hemisphere".

The report was sent to Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., chairman, Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, on Oct. 13. Here are excerpts of summaries associated with the report.

What GAO Found: "U.S. agencies implementing the National Drug Control Strategy identified billions in spending for ... Show Full Article