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The Taxpayer's Tab is the weekly newsletter for up-to-the-minute research from the National Taxpayers Union Foundation's BillTally Project.  Each week, NTUF will bring you updates on the week's most and least expensive bills, the ones with the most cosponsors ("the most friended"), and a few bills we've termed Wildcards -- bills that we think you might find interesting.


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Taxpayer's Tab: H.R. 1686, the Trash Reduction Act of 2013

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On April 23, one day after Earth Day, Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) re-introduced H.R. 1686, the Trash Reduction Act of 2013.
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Taxpayer's Tab: H.R. 1397, the Project Rebuild Act of 2013

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Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and families of those affected by the horrific and cowardly attacks at the Boston Marathon and the tragic explosion in West, Texas.
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Taxpayer's Tab: Despite Some New Wrapping, Obama's Budget Package Recycles Many Familiar Products

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Sixty-five days late, and more than 5 trillion dollars short -- that's how the National Taxpayers Union Foundation (NTUF) characterized yesterday's Fiscal Year 2014 budget proposal from President Obama.
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Taxpayer's Tab: S. 578, the School Turnaround and Rewards (STAR) Act of 2013

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Since 1982, the Department of Education'sBlue Ribbon Schools program has recognized 7,000 schools that either obtained a high rank in standardized tests or that showed significant improvement in student's academic achievement.
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Taxpayer's Tab: Expand or Repeal the Selective Service?

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The Selective Service is a federal registry for most male citizens and non-citizens between the ages of 18 and 25. Should it be necessary during a time of war or national emergency, these individuals can be placed in a lottery system to be drafted into mi
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Taxpayer's Tab: H.R. 870, the Humphrey-Hawkins 21st Century Full Employment and Training Act of 2013

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Some 12 million Americans are unemployed and are looking for a job. With the official Bureau of Labor Statistics jobless figure at 7.7 percent, some lawmakers are continuing to introduce legislation to not only assist Americans who have run out of persona
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Taxpayer's Tab: Safer Neighborhoods Gun Buyback Act would authorize $720 million in new federal spending

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If enacted, the Safer Neighborhoods Gun Buyback Act would authorize $720 million in new federal spending over a two-year period.
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Taxpayer's Tab: Legislative Spotlight: H.R. 676, the Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act

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March 23 will mark the third anniversary of the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), a comprehensive overhaul of the health care sector that ushered in the largest expansion of federal entitlement programs since the Great Socie
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Taxpayer's Tab: S. 56, the Right Start Child Care and Education Act of 2013

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According to a 2007 report by the Tax Policy Center, making the dependent care credit refundable would increase federal spending by $9.2 billion over the first five years.
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Taxpayer's Tab: State of the Union Address Agenda Adds Up to $83.4 Billion

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In President Obama's most expensive and widest ranging State of the Union Address yet, his proposals weighed in at $83.4 billion worth of quantifiable agenda items, according to National Taxpayers Union Foundation's (NTUF's) annual line-by-lin
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