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Paul Ryan Asks GAO To Review Agency Sequester Plans

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House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) has asked the Government Accountability Office to issue a report on how agencies are planning and preparing to cut their budgets under sequestration.

Federal News Radio reports Ryan asked GAO auditors to review a March 1 order from President Barack Obama to implement the sequester and a July 2012 memo to agencies from the Office of Management and Budget.

Ryan also wants GAO to review supporting documents for compliance with the Budget Control Act, Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act and other laws, Jason Miller writes.

GAO also will review how agencies used furloughs or other personnel reductions to handle the cuts and if agencies could have used alternative processes to achieve the cuts.

A GAO spokesman told Federal News Radio the agency is yet to start a report.

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