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“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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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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New Jobs Report Disappoints

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

The latest jobs figures are out and though 142,000 jobs were added in August, officials were expecting much more growth. The labor participation rate also dropped to levels comparable to the recession.
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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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Commentary 

Executive Vice President Brandon Arnold Comments On the Proposed Merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable to the FCC

by Brandon Arnold / /

On behalf of the 362,000 members of National Taxpayers Union (NTU), I write to express our views regarding the proposed merger of Comcast Corporation and Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC). NTU is the nation's oldest taxpayer advocate organization. We are a non
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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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