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Focusing on "Just Facts"

WASHINGTON, DC (August 13, 2018) – The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) issues nearly one thousand reports, testimonies and legal decisions each year, all based on non-partisan, fact-based work. And while the headlines quickly fade in today’s fast-paced news cycle, there are still hundreds of thousands of facts buried in GAO’s body of work.

So today GAO will begin tweeting a daily fact from its audits and evaluations of programs across the federal government to help raise awareness of this work. Starting this morning, followers of the GAO Twitter account (@usgao) received what we hope will be an interesting, if perhaps overlooked, factual nugget from our #JustFacts initiative. Each tweet will also contain a link to the complete report to facilitate further reading. The first tweet is pictured below.

”By sharing facts from GAO’s work, which transcends the entire breadth of the federal government, I’m hopeful that this initiative will help the public appreciate the knowledge GAO has developed in helping Congress oversee federal spending and performance,” said Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States and head of the GAO.

Those interested in following GAO on Twitter can do so at https://www.twitter.com/usgao.  For more information, contact Chuck Young in the Office of Public Affairs at (202) 512-4800.

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