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IG Warns FY20 Budget Cut Will Force ‘Difficult Decisions’ On New Reviews

March 13, 2019
EPA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) is warning that President Donald Trump’s proposal to cut its funding from roughly $41.5 million down to $38.9 million in fiscal year 2020 will require the OIG to make “difficult decisions” in accepting new requests for discretionary inquiries, such as those sought by lawmakers, and completing ongoing studies. “Constrained budgets make it difficult for the OIG to perform all of the duties of our office, which include completing statutorily mandated and risk-based projects, such...

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