GAO Says Reduced 2013 Budget Will Lead To Staff Cuts

Law360, New York (March 15, 2012, 9:48 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office urged a Senate panel Thursday to grant its 2013 budget request, saying that giving the agency less than $526.2 million would force it to cut staff from levels that are already at a 75-year low.

The GAO currently has a 3,100-person staff — the lowest since 1935, GAO Comptroller General Gene Dodaro told the Senate subcommittee on legislative appropriations, during a hearing on the budgets of the GAO, Congressional Budget Office and Government Printing Office. The GAO's requested funding level represents...
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