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The Government Accountability Office tells Whispers it is now investigating large ammunition purchases  made by the Department of Homeland Security. Chuck Young, a spokesman  for GAO, says the investigation of the purchases is "just getting  underway."


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The congressional investigative agency is jumping  into the fray just as legislation was introduced in both the Senate and  the House to restrict the purchase of ammo by some government agencies  (except the Department of Defense). The AMMO Act,  introduced Friday, would prevent agencies from buying more ammunition  if "stockpiles" are greater than what they were in previous  administrations.

Donelle Harder, a spokeswoman for  Sen. Jim  Inhofe, R-Okla., who introduced the legislation in the Senate, tells  Whispers the bill would also require GAO to share the findings of its  report on DHS purchases with Congress.