The AICPA recently announced its support of legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Reps. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., and Mike Conaway, R-Texas, to require the U.S. Comptroller General to be a CPA. "Taxpayers are rightly demanding ever-increasing accountability and transparency from the U.S. government," said AICPA President and CEO Barry Melancon, CPA. "It is essential that the comptroller general have the education, skills, background, training, and discipline of a CPA."

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