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SWAG Bag Politics in Government Funding Bill

by Nan Swift / /

The opportunity seemed ripe for putting together an appropriations package that cut spending, reduced the deficit, and prioritized conservative policies. Unfortunately H.R. 244, the Consolidated Appropriations Act (or omnibus), does few of these things.
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GAO Calls on Congress to Mothball Navy’s New Frigate Program

by Nan Swift / /

Why would the U.S. Navy want to risk taxpayer dollars to buy new ships before the design or cost estimates are finalized?
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Transparency, Accountability Needed for Budget Scoring

by Demian Brady / /

NTUF has embarked upon a new project to establish a Taxpayers' Budget Office to serve as a watchdog of CBO's processes, scoring, and transparency.
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Without Massive Reforms, Budget Outlook Bleak

by Nan Swift / /

The Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) latest "Long Term Budget Outlook" paints a dire picture of our fiscal future.
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"Skinny Budget" Short on Savings

by Nan Swift / /

The White House "skinny budget" and defense supplemental ignore opportunities for waste reduction and fail to address our long-term fiscal challenges.
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Trump Lays Out Discretionary Spending Blueprint

by Demian Brady / /

His complete budget proposal is expected to be released sometime later in the spring.
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List of Possible White House Cuts Are a Small Portion of the Budget, But Are a Good Place to Start

by Demian Brady / /

A draft document of possible cuts being considered at the White House was derided as a "pittance," but every penny of spending should be under review.
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Executive Orders Pave Way for Some Savings, but Also More Spending

by Demian Brady / /

During President Trump's first week he has issued a flurry of executive orders and memoranda, some of which will impact federal spending.
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Latest CBO Obamacare Repeal Analysis Is Much Ado about Nothing

by Demian Brady / /

Government agencies publish thousands of reports each year, yet few are more meaningless than the latest Obamacare-related study released yesterday by CBO.
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McClintock Is a Smart Pick for Budget and Spending Task Force

by Nan Swift / /

Representative McClintock (R-CA) has an outstanding track record when it comes to reducing wasteful spending and standing up for taxpayers.
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