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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: Federal Budget Important but Debt Ceiling Resolution Vital

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While the White House, the House of Representatives, and the Senate continue to agree to disagree over the budget for the new Fiscal Year, the government and many of its services will remain closed.
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Taxpayer's Tab: In June, the entire New Mexico delegation introduced the BUILD Act.

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In June, the entire New Mexico delegation (two Senators and three House Members) introduced the BUILD Act. The bill aims to "improve tribal education and preserve Native American language in schools" by increasing federal spending and changing the authori
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Taxpayer's Tab: H.R. 3016, the Jobs for Urban Sustainability and Training in America Act of 2013

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It has now been five years since real estate market bubble popped and the Lehman Brothers investment bank collapsed. The effects are still rippling through the economy, and policy makers are continuing to echo many of the same proposals that have been tri
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Taxpayer's Tab: NTUF Highlights Presidential Retirement Perks

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This week, National Taxpayers Union Foundation has been giving Americans a new look into how much former Presidents receive from taxpayers after leaving office and how each ex-Commander-In-Chief compares in terms of their expenses. In a previous edition o
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Taxpayer's Tab: Legislative and Spending Spotlight

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After signing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) into law in 2009, President Obama observed that opponents of the so-called "stimulus" were skeptical of the $871 billion infusion into an economy in crisis.
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Taxpayer's Tab: Spending Spotlight: Benefits for Former Presidents

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Recently, The New York Times and other media outlets published in-depth investigations into the finances of former President Bill Clinton's non-profit foundation. One allegation was that the Clinton Foundation has spent over$50 million on travel over
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Taxpayer's Tab: Legislative Spotlight: Statehood and Autonomy for the D.C.

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Washington, D.C. has served as our nation's capital for over 200 years, having endured war, economic depression, and a multitude of changes and challenges since then. Years of debate about where the seat of government should be located was resolved in
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Taxpayer's Tab: NTUF Issue Brief - Tobacco Taxes

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Yesterday, NTUFreleased a study that detailed new findings on the economic effects of tobacco tax increases, and according to study author DianaOprinescu, the effects of these revenue measures often run counter to their stated purposes.
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Taxpayer's Tab: H.R. 2706, the Literacy Education for All

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In celebrating the life and work of the late economist Milton Friedman, the National Taxpayers Union Foundation (NTUF) invites members from across the country to take part in this year's Milton Friedman Legacy Day. NTUF and our co-hosts at the Tax Fou
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Taxpayer's Tab: NTUF Research on House Floor

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This morning, Congressman Howard Coble (R-NC) highlighted the travel time and costs of President Obama that were at the heart of NTUF's recent paper Up in the Air: A Study of Presidential Travel and its Uncertain Costs by Policy Analyst Michael Tassel
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