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GAO Finds U.S. State Department, USAID Documents Related To ‘Protecting Life In Global Health Assistance’ Not Subject To Congressional Review Act

U.S. Government Accountability Office: Department of State, U.S. Agency for International Development: Applicability of the Congressional Review Act to the Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance Fact Sheet and Revised Standard Provisions for U.S. Nongovernmental Organizations
“In response to a letter from Senators Shaheen, Cardin, Blumenthal, and Murray and Representatives Lowey, DeGette, Engel, and Lee, GAO issued an opinion on whether two 2017 documents, the ‘Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance’ Fact Sheet issued by the Department of State (State) on May 15, 2017, and the revised ‘Standard Provisions for U.S. Nongovernmental Organizations’ issued by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) on March 2, 2017, are ‘rules’ for purposes of the Congressional Review Act (CRA). We concluded that State’s Fact Sheet and USAID’s Standard Provisions implement President Trump’s Mexico City Policy and, as a consequence, in accordance with federal judicial precedents they are not subject to CRA…” (5/1).

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