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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 order for a state government to compel the seller to collect taxes.


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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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Blog 

Puerto Rico’s VAT: A Path Forward?

by Dan Barrett / /

The reasons for why Puerto Rico got into its debt mess are many but all is not lost yet. One proposal by local politicians may be able to right the sinking ship, thereby saving residents and all U.S. taxpayers some serious headache. However, what would th
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Testimony 

NTU Joins Coalition in Filing Comments to the FCC Regarding Competitive Bidding Rules

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The recent actions of Dish Network in the AWS-3 auction raise serious concerns about the structure and continued efficacy of the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) "designated entity" ("DE") program.
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Vote Alert 

Vote Alert: "Yes" on Small Business Tax Relief

by Nan Swift / /

NTU urges all Representatives to vote "YES" on H.R. 636, "America's Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015." This legislation would make permanent three tax policies that impact small businesses and create a more level playing field. NTU also urges all
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Letters 

NTU Supports H.R. 661: Terminating the Economic Development Administration

by Nan Swift / /

On behalf of the members of National Taxpayers Union (NTU), I write in support of H.R. 661, your bill to terminate the Economic Development Administration (EDA) -- a well-documented money pit whose attempts at reversing stagnation in "chronically depresse
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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
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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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Blog 

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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