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BPC Applauds Committee Action on Inspectors General Vacancies

Governance / Press Release March 29, 2019

BPC welcomes the actions taken by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee this week in approving the IG Protection Act, bipartisan legislation to address these issues.

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As Inspectors General are Celebrated, VA Tried to Intimidate its IG

Governance / News July 10, 2018

Turning 40 is a good time to examine life, and that’s what’s being done for the government’s inspectors general.

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New Report: IGs and Improving Oversight

Governance / Press Release July 9, 2018

A new BPC report recommends improving the lines of communication between the 73 independent inspectors general and the agencies they oversee and Congress.

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David Williams & Dan Blair: Agency Watchdogs Can Do Much More Than Bark and Bite

Governance / News July 9, 2018

Inspectors general at government agencies are providing the oversight needed to restore trust in our institutions.

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Oversight Matters: What’s Next for Inspectors General

Governance / Research July 9, 2018

The IGs provide an excellent return on the taxpayers’ investment in their work and have become a critical part of the checks and balances in our democratic system.

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Why Inspectors General Matter: New BPC Task Force Report

Governance / July 9, 2018 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET

A discussion focusing on recommendations on how inspector generals can enhance and streamline executive branch oversight.

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Background on the EITC

Shai Akabas, Brian Collins / Blog April 24, 2014

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a federal tax provision that supplies a valuable benefit to low-income, working Americans. The credit is held in high esteem by Republicans and Democrats alike because it incentivizes work by subsidizing take-home pay for low-income workers. The EITC’s generosity has been increased under presidents from both parties.

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