Government Accountability Office News

Watchdog Report Finds Multiple Problems With Keystone Pipeline

WASHINGTON — A U.S. government watchdog found multiple problems with the construction, manufacture and design of the Keystone pipeline, validating President Joe Biden’s decision to revoke the permit for a Keystone XL extension, leaders of several House Democratic committees said …

U.S. Taxpayers to Pay Capitol Siege Tab as Government Shuns Insurance

U.S. taxpayers will be on the hook for damage from a mob attack on the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Wednesday because the building and grounds are not insured, industry sources said. Supporters of Republican President Donald Trump angry at …

U.S. Agencies Failed to Heed Cybersecurity Warnings, GAO Says

As details of the most audacious hack on the U.S. government in recent memory continued to stun lawmakers and the public, a government watchdog released a blistering report saying that federal agencies have failed to implement key safeguards for their …

Drug-Plant Inspections Ebbed as Tainted Pills Flowed to U.S.

Inspections of foreign drug manufacturers by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have fallen in recent years despite increasing worry about the safety and quality of generic medications, congressional investigators said. FDA inspections of overseas pharmaceutical manufacturers declined 10% from …

Federal Watchdog Agency to Investigate Flood Risks at Superfund Sites

A federal government watchdog agency will investigate the threats from flooding and other natural disasters to the nation’s most polluted places. The Government Accountability Office told members of Congress it was assigning investigators to study the risks to human health …