On September 30, the Government Accountability Office released Providing Opportunities for Additional Review of EPA's Decisions Could Strengthen the Program, a report that concluded retailers “generally had positive views” of the Energy Star program despite concern over ongoing changes. Eighteen of 23 program participants from the manufacturing industry reported being either satisfied or very satisfied with their participation in the voluntary energy efficiency labeling program, as the Energy Star program has proven to be a popular target among Republican lawmakers looking to trim the federal budget. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC), Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), and other members of the House Republican Study Committee proposed a plan in January 2011 seeking to eliminate the Energy Star program and save $52 million a year as a means of reducing the federal deficit by $2.5 trillion.