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Thinking Beyond the Budget Score of the Financial CHOICE Act

by Demian Brady / /

There are additional points to consider regarding the CHOICE Act beyond its estimated budgetary savings.


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10 Bills That Can Bypass Congressional Gridlock

by Nan Swift / /

NTU Releases 6th Annual "No-Brainers" List
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NTU Urges House to Support Regulatory Reform Measures

by Nan Swift / /

NTU strongly urges all Representatives to vote "YES" on H.R. 1155, the "Searching for and Cutting Regulations that are Unnecessarily Burdensome (SCRUB) Act."
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Improper Payments: 124 Programs, $124 Billion

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) shows that 124 programs across 22 different agencies made $124.7 billion in improper payments in FY 2014. That's up from $105.8 billion in the year before, and represents what GAO calls a "p
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Government Grants Continue to be Misused Without an End in Sight

by Clark Packard / /

In a recent article in The Hill, Dr. Edward Peter Stringham, a professor at Trinity College, makes the case that government grants are being used to peddle certain pre-ordained politically-favored causes. Dr. Stringham uses recent studies on the alleged n
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Can Congress Be Tempted by this Low-Hanging Legislative Fruit?

by Nan Swift / /

For the fifth year in a row, National Taxpayers Union is pleased to offer for consideration 10 "no-brainer" bills - commonsense, bipartisan legislation that would in some way create a change for the better. Faced with a fall calendar packed with potential
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Top of To-Do List for Returning Congress: Curb IRS’ Email Snooping Power

by Pete Sepp / /

Think you've read everything about IRS email scandals? Here's one that needs to make more headlines in coming days … and it's not about Lois Lerner. It is, instead, about legislation designed to clarify the limits of the tax agency's powers to pry
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Could Public Lands Benefit from Private Maintenance?

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

Before adding more national monuments to the preservation list, government should be sure that it can care for the previously designated monuments in a cost-efficient way.
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NTU Urges Scrutiny of NIH Grant Use

by Clark Packard / /

Earlier this week, National Taxpayers Union (NTU) wrote a letter to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) regarding the possible misuse of grant funds. A recent study written by three University of Florida professors examined whether Illinois' 2009 alco
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A $34,000 Mistake: the IRS and Civil Asset Forfeiture

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

In a process known as civil asset forfeiture, the IRS can take everything in your bank account without ever charging you with a crime. It's difficult to fight back, and unfortunately, it's becoming more common.
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