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Government Accountability Office (GAO): The U.S. Congress "Watchdog"

The Congress of the United States created the U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) in 1921. The original idea was to equip the legislative branch with the ability to monitor the expenditures of the federal government to ensure that taxpayer money was being spent as intended. This mission preoccupied the GAO for the next 50 years.

How to Apply for Medicare Insurance?

The US government doesn't provide health insurance to the entire population because it lacks a national health insurance system. There are only three government-backed health insurance programs in the US: the Children's Health Insurance Program, Medicaid, and Medicare. This guide focuses on how to apply for Medicare.

Stormwater Pollution Prevention Planning: How The HHS Helps Communities Prevent Water Pollution

Stormwater pollution is a growing issue in the United States. In 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and several agencies launched the national Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program (SWPPP). The SWPPP is a broad program that helps communities across the country prevent water pollution.

The Top Mistakes Companies Make When Creating Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans

Stormwater pollution prevention is essential for companies to consider as they develop plans to control water waste. If they do not have a proper stormwater prevention plan, they risk facing fines and penalties from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Companies often scramble to update their stormwater pollution prevention plans in light of HHS and federal goals.

What Is The Temporary Assistance For Needy Families (TANF) Program?

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program assists families with children when parents cannot provide for the family's basic needs. It offers financial support (also known as welfare) to low-income families for food, rent, clothing, utilities, transportation, and other expenses. TANF programs also provide housing, education, childcare assistance, job training, and work placement services.

What Is The USPS Form 1583?

"Application for Delivery of Mail Through Agent" Form 1583 is a U.S. Postal Service form used for opening a virtual mailbox. It authorizes a mail-receiving company to accept correspondence on your behalf at a specified address, which can be a PO box or an actual street address. Many companies also offer mail scanning and online access to your virtual mailbox.

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