WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) determined the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Thrifty Food Plan must get authorization on a proposed price increase through Congress before it can take effect. This decision comes after U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) sent a letter to GAO last year urging the plan to be ruled under the Congressional Review Act.
“I applaud the GAO for reviewing my request and taking swift action on this matter,” said Senator Tillis. “This is a big win for accountability and I will always work to make sure government agencies are following proper rules and procedures.”
Read GAO’s decision here.
Read Senator Tillis’ full letter here.