Chairman Ryan Statement at Hearing on FY 2021 GAO Budget Request

2020-02-27 14:00

Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH), Chair of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee, delivered the following remarks at the Subcommittee's hearing on the Fiscal Year 2021 budget request for the Government Accountability Office:

Mr. Comptroller General, we welcome you back to our Subcommittee.  We have great admiration for your agency’s work in ferreting out misconduct and finding ways to save billions of dollars with your recommendations to improve Federal agency operations.  We especially appreciate your neutral independence in facing difficult budget questions. 

I’m afraid in our current situation with flat budget caps it will be hard to accommodate your healthy request.  But we’ll do our best.

Mr. Dodaro, the floor is yours.  Please give us your oral statement, and your written remarks will be put into the record.

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