Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General

Gene Dodaro

Comptroller General

Eugene Louis Dodaro was born in May 1951 in the region of Monessen-Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. 

He joined the Government Accounting Office (GAO) as an associate director for management issues. Two decades later, he was named assistant comptroller for General Accounting and Information Management, the agency’s second in command. 

During President George W. Bush’s administration, he was nominated to be Comptroller General of the United States. He was confirmed by the Senate for a thirteen-year term in December 2010. 

He is married to Joan, and they have three children. 

In the News…

Gene Dodaro, the Comptroller General of the U.S. and head of the Government Accountability Office, said he was unable to render an opinion on how reliable the government’s consolidated financial statements are ahead of the looming debt crisis. 

Domestic and international challenges being faced by the U.S.  along with climate issues, aid for Ukraine and immigration matters keep him from rendering an opinion. 

He stated, “It’s essential that the federal government has complete and accurate financial information, both across the government and within each agency, to operate as effectively and efficiently as possible.  While the federal government has made significant strides in improving its financial management, this year’s audit report emphasizes the need for the government to address these serious financial management weaknesses and for Congress to develop a plan to put the government on a path toward long-term fiscal sustainability.” 

He places some responsibility on the Departments of Defense and Education and on the Small Business Administration, also saying there is a lack of accounting for inter-agency transactions. 

With America’s debt growing faster than its revenues, current policies are “unsustainable,” his report said. 

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Comptroller General Dodaro today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Gene Dodaro 
Comptroller General 
400 7th St SW, Suite 218 
Washington, DC 20219 


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