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Letter to Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States - Transparency Regarding Federal Funding Of Planned Parenthood, Affiliates

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Date:
Location: Washington, DC

Dear Mr. Dodaro,

We are writing to request up-to-date information regarding federal funding of Planned Parenthood, International Planned Parenthood Federation and Marie Stopes International. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) prepared a report dated March 20, 2015 regarding federal funds provided for fiscal years 2010-2012 to certain organizations involved in health related activities.

Relying on the promise of openness and transparency often mentioned by the current Administration, it is our hope that the requested information be updated and made available to Congress and the public. Proper oversight of publicly funded programs is crucial in determining the value of the goods and services provided to the taxpayer, and allow policymakers to more carefully and thoroughly review them.

Accordingly, for 2013-2015 please identify the following:

For the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (including affiliates):

-The amount of federal obligations and disbursements to, and expenditures of federal funds by, each of these organizations in each fiscal year;

-The federal agencies (such as ACF and any other agency or sub-agency that funds activities that Planned Parenthood may provide), funding source (e.g., block grants), and programs associated with these federal funds (including Medicaid and Title X);

-How these funds were made available (e.g. direct or pass-through funding).

For the International Planned Parenthood Federation (including affiliates) and Marie Stopes International (including affiliates):

-The amount of federal obligations and disbursements to, and expenditures of federal funds by, each of these organizations in each fiscal year;

-The federal agencies (such as USAID, PEPFAR and any other agency or sub-agency that funds activities that the groups in question may provide), funding source, and programs associated with these federal funds (including funding provided by USAID missions);

-How these funds were made available (e.g. direct or pass-through funding).

We respectfully request that your report also include information about Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) including data on the number of individuals served, the types of visits provided, the preventive services provided, and the amount of federal funding allocated to FQHC in 2013-2015.

Our hope is that this report will be completed in a timely manner and request a projection of its expected completion. Thank you for your attention to this request.


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