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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: The President's Coming to Town on Your Dime

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The news site Zocalo Public Square published an op-ed by Michael, who wrote that "the 10-hour round-trip total comes in at nearly $2.3 million."
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Taxpayer's Tab: Health Care Fraud: A $272 Billion Malady

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The Department of Health and Human Services has anti-fraud measures in place now, which helped recover $4 billion in bogus payments last year (a record high). However, taxpayers are still losing almost $272 billion to fraudulent payments as complicated re
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Taxpayer's Tab: IRS Debt Collections: Target the Long Departed, Ignore the Living

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On Tuesday, Research and Outreach Manager Dan Barrett detailed the troubling law that allows the IRS to garnish citizens' tax returns if the government overpaid their parents or relatives years ago.
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Taxpayer's Tab: S. 2254, the COPS Improvements Act of 2014

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The COPS Improvement Act would reauthorize the COPS program to hire more police officers and buy more equipment for local departments. S. 2254 could increase federal spending by $3.2 billion over five years.
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Taxpayer's Tab: H.R. 4117, the EITC for Childless Workers Act of 2014

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From the staff at National Taxpayers Union Foundation, we wish you a happy and safe Memorial Day!
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Taxpayer's Tab: America's Long-Term Debt Problem

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Although tax receipts to the Treasury forecast by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) are currently at a record high, taxpayers will see higher deficits and more debt over the long term.
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Taxpayer's Tab: Legislative Spotlight: Equestrian Safety, Regulation, and Tax Proposals in the 113th Congress

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Earlier in the Congress, we wrote about legislation in the House to expand the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's authority to include horse racing.
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Taxpayer's Tab: H.R. 3449/S. 1677, the Innovative Stormwater Infrastructure Act of 2013

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Are you or do you know a current student or recent graduate interested in research, writing, or communications? If so, check out National Taxpayers Union Foundation's renowned internship program!
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Taxpayer's Tab: President's Trip Adds to Days Abroad & Taxpayer's Tab

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With the President abroad, NTUF Policy Analyst Michael Tasselmyer updated Obama's days spent traveling the world.
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Taxpayer's Tab: A Taxing Time for Taxpayers

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This week, our sister organization, the National Taxpayers Union, released a study on how much America's complex tax system is costing taxpayers in time and money.
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