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Blog Podcast 

NTU’s Rating of Congress - Speaking of Taxpayers, September 19

by Douglas Kellogg / /

NTU Executive Vice President Brandon Arnold talks about NTU's annual Rating of Congress - and the Senate's dismal performance. NTUF's Dan Barrett discusses space exploration options and a new reality show that will feature a pair of Senators. Plus, the Outrage of the Week! 


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Vote Alert 

“YES” on H.R. 2, the American Energy Solutions for Lower Costs and More American Jobs Act.

by Nan Swift / /

NTU urges all Representatives to vote "YES" on H.R. 2, the American Energy Solutions for Lower Costs and More American Jobs Act. This legislation is a common sense package of much-needed energy reform policies that will lower costs for consumers and incre
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Press Release 

National Taxpayers Union’s Annual Scorecard Shows A Failing Senate and a House Divided

by Douglas Kellogg / /

(Alexandria, VA) – Harry Reid's Senate failed taxpayers in 2013 as Senators registered a median score of just 17 percent on National Taxpayers Union's (NTU's) 35th annual Rating of Congress, the most thorough assessment of the Legislative Branch's f
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News Commentary 

10 Bi-Partisan “No-Brainer” Bills Congress Should Pass

by Nan Swift / /

The 113th Congress is about to return from summer recess, and if you believe the hype that this is a "do-nothing" Congress, perhaps you aren't expecting much. Whether that's a fair moniker or not, Congress could do much to dispel it by passing some of the
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Blog 

CBO Reports More Debt Ahead if Congress Stays the Course

by Nan Swift / /

Yesterday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a rather dismal long-term budget outlook that illustrates how "persistent deficits" will make our debt continue to climb over the decade ahead. The projections show that the debt will increase from
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Blog 

Export-Import Bank: A Bad Deal for Taxpayers

by melodie bowler / /

If you haven't heard about the Export-Import Bank, here's a quick rundown of the basics: Commonly called Ex-Im, the bank was established by executive order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt on February 2, 1934.
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Blog 

Federal Budget Outlook: Worse Than You Think

by Dan Barrett / /

Vote Alert 

NTU urges all Senators to vote as follows on amendments to H.R. 5021, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014:

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Press Release 

20 Free-Market Groups Tell Congress: Don't Cheat the Spending Caps

by Douglas Kellogg / /

In a letter today, 20 free-market groups warned Congress against exceeding the discretionary spending limits they agreed upon in the Ryan-Murray budget deal. The letter specifically warns lawmakers not to utilize budget gimmicks in order to spend even mor
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Letters 

Open Letter to the House and Senate: Keep the Caps

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