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Vote Alert 

"Yes" on McClintock Amendment to Passenger Rail Reform Bill

by Nan Swift / /

NTU urges all Representatives to vote “YES” on Representative McClintock’s (R-CA) amendment to H.R. 749, the “Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act of 2015.” This amendment would eliminate proposed subsidies for Amtrak’s national network and the Northeast Corridor Improvement Fund authorized by H.R. 749.
 


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Letters 

NTU Endorses H.R. 1087, "The Tax and Fee Collection Fairness Act of 2015"

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On behalf of the members of National Taxpayers Union (NTU), I write to express our support for H.R. 1087, the "Tax and Fee Collection Fairness Act of 2015." This legislation would require that a financial transaction exist between a buyer and seller in or
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Letters 

NTU urges Washington State Legislators to oppose tobacco tax hikes

by Brandon Arnold / /

On behalf of National Taxpayers Union's members in Washington, I urge you to oppose Senate Bill 5808, which would raise taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products. Although supporters of this tax hike claim that high cigarette taxes are good public po
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Press Release 

National Taxpayers Union Urges More Oversight, Taxpayer Protections in Productive Meeting with Fed Chair

by Douglas Kellogg / /

This afternoon, National Taxpayers Union (NTU) President Pete Sepp, along with leading public policy groups, as well as academic experts and citizens, met with Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen to propose critical examination of Fed policies through
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Letters 

NTU to Congress: Serious Reforms Needed to Tackle Puerto Rico Debt Crisis

by Pete Sepp / /

On behalf of National Taxpayers Union's (NTU's) members across the nation, including those who reside in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, I write to provide comments regarding today's hearing on proposed legislation to make Puerto Rico's public corporatio
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Letters 

NTU Joins TCS-Led Coalition Letter to House Budget Committee

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On behalf of the undersigned organizations and our combined memberships, we urge you to draft a fiscal year (FY) 2016 Budget Resolution that maintains the budget caps and savings promised to taxpayers under the Budget Control Act (BCA) of 2011.
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Letters 

NTU Endorses "Health Freedom for Seniors Act," H.R. 975

by Nan Swift / /

On behalf of the members of National Taxpayers Union (NTU), I write in support of H.R. 975, your "Health Freedom for Seniors Act." This legislation would allow taxpayers to make a tax-free rollover from their Individual Retirement Account (IRA) or 401(k)
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Press Release 

FCC Hammers Taxpayers With Terrible One-Two Punch

by Douglas Kellogg / /

The Federal Communications Commission's (FCC's) announcement that it will adopt new Title II-style net neutrality rules was accompanied by another outrageous decision to block the states of Tennessee and North Carolina from limiting the scope of municipal
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Blog 

Fast Tracked Gas Tax Increase Slows Iowa Taxpayers at the Pumps

by Timothy Howland / /

A swift blow was dealt to taxpayers in Iowa yesterday as Governor Branstad signed a bill in to law to hike gas and diesel taxes by 10 cents a gallon. The increase resulting from Senate File 257 equates to a more than 45% boost in a single year, making Io
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Press Release 

National Taxpayers Union: FCC Should Preserve State Broadband Laws

by Douglas Kellogg / /

In advance of the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC's) February 26 vote on whether to allow municipal broadband networks in Wilson, NC and Chattanooga, TN to expand beyond their legal boundaries, National Taxpayers Union (NTU) President Pete Sepp o
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