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If Taxpayers Could Instruct Congressional Budgeters, the Word Would be Discipline

by Nan Swift / /

As Members of Congress meet to hammer out the differences between the House and Senate’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget resolutions, much is on the line for America’s taxpayers. There are three decisions in particular conferees can make to ensure that the budget does not break the bank.


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Inconvenient Question for FCC’s Wheeler: Too Many Appointees?

by Brandon Arnold / /

Fresh off disappointing and controversial decisions to expand regulation of the Internet and preempt state laws on municipal broadband networks, Federal Communications Commissioner Tom Wheeler has announced several additions to his staff. With his new hir
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Letters 

NTU Endorses Legislation to Fast-Track Free Trade Agreements

by Brandon Arnold / /

On behalf of the members of National Taxpayers Union, I am writing to endorse your legislation S. 995, the "Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015." This bill would enact Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which would help
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Is IRS Holding Taxpayers Hostage in Funding Fight?

by Douglas Kellogg / /

There have been a slate of stories highlighting the IRS's recent struggles with reductions to their budget. It seems like every day Commissioner Koskinen is in a hearing blaming the agency's terrible taxpayer service performance on those cuts...
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News 

NTU in the News - The Jim Blasingame Show

by Douglas Kellogg / /

NTU President talks with the Small Busines Advocate Jim Blasingame about 2016 campaign policy debates, and answers the question, "What idiot decided the IRS could enforce Obamacare?
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Letters 

NTU Joins Coalition Urging Congress to Pass Trade Promotion Authority

by Brandon Arnold / /

On behalf of the free market, taxpayer advocacy, and limited government grassroots and public policy organizations listed below, we urge you to pass Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) as soon as possible.
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NTU President Urges Protections, Simplification, in House Small Business Committee Testimony

by Douglas Kellogg / /

Last week, National Taxpayers Union (NTU) President Pete Sepp testified before the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Small Business during their hearing on "Tax Reform: Ensuring that Main Street Isn't Left Behind."
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Letters 

NTU to Pennsylvania State Legislators: Don't Saddle Telephone Users with Hefty New Fees

by Brandon Arnold / /

On behalf of the members of National Taxpayers Union in Pennsylvania, I urge you to vote against HB 911, which would raise the 911 fee assessed on both wireless and landline telephones by 65 percent. At a time when many families continue to struggle with
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Letters 

Coalition of 50+ Orgs to Congress: Let the Export-Import Bank Expire

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On behalf of our groups and organizations, together representing millions of Americans, we urge you to oppose the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank. It unfairly hurts domestic companies and risks billions of taxpayer dollars.
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Podcast 

Speaking of Taxpayers: Tax Day Aftermath

by Douglas Kellogg / /

NTUF's Michael Tasselmyer joins the podcast to discuss all the issues surrounding tax complexity, from identity theft to economic output. Plus, Pete Sepp on his testimony to the House Small Business Committee - and the Outrage of the Week!
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