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Oct 02, 2017

Correcting the Record: The Truth About Tax Reform & Debt

Leaders in Congress and the Administration recently released more details of their framework for tax reform that will help unrig the economy and make America competitive again for jobs and investment. While…

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Dec 09, 2016

Report Reveals Pentagon Wasted Billions

The Washington Post reported on Monday that the Pentagon wasted $125 billion in administrative costs according to a report released in 2015. The report shows the chief causes of waste are a…

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Nov 10, 2016

Congress Must Pass a Clean Funding Bill

Congress returns to D.C. next week for the start of the lame-duck session, and the big question is whether outgoing, unaccountable lawmakers will make one last “deal” with Harry Reid…

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Sep 19, 2016

Taxpayers Deserve Better

The now typical end-of-year battle for funding in Washington is in full swing.  With a September 30 deadline, discussions around Capitol Hill seemed to indicate that the Senate would go…

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Aug 24, 2016

$19.4 Billion in Corporate Welfare Congress Can Save Taxpayers This Year

We frequently hear people complain about the “do-nothing Congress” in Washington, D.C. But every so often, Congress doing nothing can yield a great result. At the end of this year…

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Aug 24, 2016

Wasteful Spending at the Pentagon

Wasteful spending is never a surprise when it comes to the federal government.  It turns out the military is no exception.  Reuters reports:  “The United States Army’s finances are so jumbled…

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Aug 10, 2016

News Flash: 2016 Deficit Bigger Than Anticipated

Another day, another bitter reminder of Washington’s fiscal recklessness. On Friday, August 5, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) announced that the federal budget deficit for 2017 is already larger than originally…

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Aug 05, 2016

Tracking Bipartisan Opposition to Lame Duck Spending

As we’ve noted for weeks, when Congress passes massive spending bills right after an election, accountability goes out the window. That’s because many of the people voting on the bills…

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Jul 13, 2016

VA Still Silent on Aurora, CO Hospital Overruns

How did construction costs for the new Veterans Affairs hospital in Aurora, Colorado end up $1 billion over budget? That’s a question many have asked, but we still haven’t gotten…

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Jul 12, 2016

CBO’s Debt Outlook Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story

It’s no secret America’s fiscal outlook is bleak, but few realize exactly how bleak it really is. Unfortunately, the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) latest analysis of America’s long…

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