CABINET: Without Direction

By provision of the Budget Act (1920) there is in existence the office of Controller General of the United States. He is appointed for 15 years and can be removed only by Congressional action. His business is to head the General Accounting Office which " controls the pulse beat of Federal expenditures." What is more, he is empowered to exercise his functions " without direction from any other officer." The occupant of this important office is J. R. McCarl, of Nebraska.

The object of Congress in creating this office was to keep in its...

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