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GAO: Decline in 2013 LDA Enforcement Actions

What this figure shows is that not only is there a rapid and exponential decline in enforcement actions, but that in 2013 there were zero. Stay tuned to CGDC for updates and insight into this GAO report.


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. Gene L. Dodaro became the eighth Comptroller General of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) on December 22, 2010, when he was confirmed by the United States Senate. He was nominated by President Obama in September of 2010 from a list of candidates selected by a bipartisan, bicameral congressional commission. He had been serving as Acting Comptroller General since March of 2008.*

*Source: U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)