The Government Accountability Office released a report on June 20, called Improvements Needed to Clarify National Priorities and Better Align Them with Federal Funding Decisions. The report concluded that U.S. funding of research and technologies related to climate change have increased twofold over the past seven years. The funding has been spread across various agencies and departments that do not follow a coherent strategy and rely on different methodologies for categorizing programs as climate-related. As climate change funding has increased over the years, Republicans have raised concern, saying that funding for climate change is too often allocated to programs that may not be directly related to addressing the issue of global warming.