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Letters 

NTU writes to endorse H.R. 351, the “LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act.”

by Nan Swift / /

On behalf of the members of the National Taxpayers Union (NTU), I write to endorse H.R. 351, the “LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act.” This legislation would put in place common-sense deadlines and processes for application review and approval of liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility operations, as well as increase transparency of LNG export destinations.


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Blog 

Report: Regulations to Cost Taxpayers $1.9 Trillion

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

Ahead of SOTU, taxpayers should pay attention to how much the President's & the new Congress' proposals will add to the staggering 175,000 pages of federal regulations already on the books -- which a new study found will cost nearly $1.9 trillion
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Six Years Later, TARP Programs Remain Active

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

According to a recent report from the Government Accountability Office, the Department of Treasury is still managing $2.9 billion worth of assets through five non-housing programs in the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), and has incurred costs of $37.
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Vote Alert 

NTU urges all Representatives to vote “YES” on H.R. 30, the “Save American Workers Act.”

by Nan Swift / /

NTU urges all Representatives to vote "YES" on H.R. 30, the "Save American Workers Act." This legislation would repeal the flawed 30-hour definition of full-time employment established by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and replace
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Letters 

Open Letter to the House of Representatives: Support H.R. 30, the “Save American Workers Act”

by Nan Swift / /

Dear Members of the House of Representatives: On behalf of the members of National Taxpayers Union (NTU), I write to endorse H.R. 30, the "Save American Workers Act," introduced by Representatives Todd Young (R-IN), Dan Lipinski (R-IL), Pete Olsen (R-T
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Letters 

An Open Letter to the House of Representatives: Support H.R. 3: Keystone XL Pipeline Act

by Nan Swift / /

Dear Members of Congress: On behalf of the members of National Taxpayers Union (NTU), I write in support of H.R. 3, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act. This legislation would clear the way for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, bringing with it te
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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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Ballot Guide 

2014 General Election Ballot Guide: THE TAXPAYER’S PERSPECTIVE

by Lee Schalk / /

On November 4, voters from all across the country will head to the ballot box to decide which party will control the United State Senate and to determine the outcomes of tight gubernatorial races. While these contests may steal most of the headlines, taxp
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Blog 

Public Pension Funds Pay Wall Street Millions

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

To make up shortfalls, public pension funds are relying more on so-called "alternative" investments, which can yield higher returns but are riskier and cost more to manage.
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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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