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House Strikes Down Attempt to Reinstate Earmarks

by Nan Swift / /

The still-young House ban on earmarks faced a serious threat last week as Members considered potential rules changes for the upcoming 114th Congress. It's clear that some legislators want to recapture the "good old days" of pork-barrel politics.


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Podcast 

What Could Cost Consumers $340 Billion? Plus, New NTU Board Member, John Tillman - Speaking of Taxpayers

by Douglas Kellogg / /

Just in time for shopping season NTU has commissioned a new study that finds a constant taxpayer nemesis could cost families big time. We also have a special interview with NTU's latest Board Member, Illinois Policy Institute CEO John Tillman. Plus, t
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Potential Net Neutrality Regulations Should Not Slow Down Comcast-TWC Merger

by Brandon Arnold / /

President Obama's request that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) implement net neutrality regulations has brought another important public policy matter back to the forefront: the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable (TWC). The
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Vote Alert 

“YES” on H.R. 5682: Approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

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NTU urges all Representatives to vote "YES" on H.R. 5682, which would approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and bring with it tens of thousands of jobs in many sectors of the economy.
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Letters 

Open Letter to the House and Senate: Reduce Spending on Long Range Anti-Ship Missile

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As organizations representing hundreds of thousands of Americans committed to fiscal responsibility, we believe that it is more imperative than ever that you carefully balance our nation's need to have the world's strongest military with strong fiscal pol
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Boehner Saves Families $360 Each as Holiday Shopping Season Begins

by Nan Swift / /

Because it came late in the day on the eve of a federal holiday, it might have been easy to miss the news that House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) just saved Christmas - joining the cadre of holiday heroes like Rudolph, the Grinch, and yes, even a dog. The
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Podcast 

The Wave Election’s Wake - Speaking of Taxpayers Podcast

by Douglas Kellogg / /

It seems like the whole NTU/NTUF staff stops in for this post-election podcast! What ballot measures passed? What can we expect from the new Congress? We have the answers!
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Taxpayers, We Need Your Help

by Lee Schalk / /

Sign the petition to stop President Obama and the EPA.
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Tax Reform – Under the Knife Already?

by Pete Sepp / /

President Obama's scheme to siphon revenues from tax reform for transportation projects is dangerous and unproductive
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Vital Election 2014 Resources from NTU and Foundation

by Dan Barrett / /

National Taxpayers Union and Foundation has provided some great tools for voters to make the most informed decisions as they enter the voting booth. Our tools span the levels of government and the ways public officials would change tax policy and how tax
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