Government Accountability Office
The USDA Gives Fewer Loans to Women and Minority Farmers, a Government Watchdog Finds
Women and minority farmers and ranchers receive disproportionately less credit than their white male counterparts.
Video Hearings in Immigration Court Are Harming Immigrants' Cases
Critics say video hearings are a flawed design of a system seeking deportations.
One Year After Trump Declared Opioid Addiction a Public-Health Emergency, What's Changed?
The declaration was met with a lot of fanfare, but officials did little with the legal powers it gave them, experts say.
The Environmental Protection Agency Puts a Top Children's Health Official on Leave
Researchers are worried that the EPA plans to reduce the Office of Children's Health Protection's influence, or shutter it altogether.
FEMA Deployed Thousands of Underqualified Staffers to Respond to Disasters in 2017
A new report looks at how the government responded to a quick succession of hurricanes and wildfires last year.
A New Government Report Finds the Trump Administration Could Do a Better Job Running Healthcare.gov
In 2018, 8.7 million people bought their non-group health insurance through healthcare.gov—down from 9.2 million people in 2017.
Women Pay More Than Men for Deodorant—and Mortgages
A new study shows that unfair pricing by gender exists across different markets.
Thirteen Million American Kids Went to Schools Last Year Where Officials Found Elevated Levels of Lead in the Drinking Water
An additional 18 million kids attended schools where officials didn't test the drinking water for lead, or where officials didn't know whether they had tested.
Scott Pruitt's $43,000 'Privacy Booth' Violates Spending Law
A government watchdog report reveals the EPA's excessive spending.
Black Students Are Disproportionately Disciplined in Public Schools
A study by the Government Accountability Office finds that black students, boys, and students with disabilities were disproportionately disciplined.
The Department of Education Demands Greater Accountability From College Accreditors
Accreditation agencies have recently come under fire for failing to keep schools accountable. Now the Education Department is looking to change that.
That Time the Red Cross CEO Tried to Kill a Major Government Investigation
Despite public vows of transparency, CEO Gail McGovern lobbied a congressman to spike an inquiry by the Government Accountability Office.