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NTU Vote Alert: NDAA and Amendments

by Nan Swift / /

NTU urges all Representatives to vote "NO" on H.R. 1735, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2016. This legislation falls far short of the fiscal restraint and reform taxpayers urgently need.
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Senator McCain Launches Attack on Wasteful Spending

by Nan Swift / /

Maintaining the legacy of retired, and greatly missed, Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK), Senator John McCain (R-AZ) released what his office is calling the first in a series of reports on "wasteful, duplicative, and inefficient government spending."
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There's a Federal Program for That: The History of Russian Smoking

by Demian Brady / /

Last year NTU Foundation wrote about a World Health Organization meeting in Moscow, Russia. WHO – which is getting $114 million from the U.S. this year – convened the gathering to push a plan encouraging countries to increase taxes on tobacco
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NTU Vote Alert: Amendments to Military Construction & Veterans Affairs and Energy & Water Appropriations Bills

by Nan Swift / /

As the House considers H.R. 2029, the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act of 2016, NTU urges all Representatives to support amendments that would reduce waste, increase efficiency, and save taxpayers money. To that end, NTU will
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NTU Vote Alert: "No" on Conference Report to Budget Resolution

by Nan Swift / /

NTU urges all Members to vote "NO" on the Conference report to S. Con. Res. 11, the Concurrent Budget Resolution for Fiscal Year 2016. Despite some desirable features and laudable long-term goals, this budget relies on gimmicks to circumvent budget caps
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NTU Joins Broad Coalition In Support of Quigley Amendment to Energy and Water Appropriations Bill

by Nan Swift / /

We are writing to urge your support of the Quigley Amendment to the Fiscal Year 2016 Energy and Water Appropriations Act, H.R. 2028. This amendment would save taxpayers $167 million by maintaining the acquisition schedule for the nuclear-armed cruise miss
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Congress Is Monkeying Around with the Budget

by Brandon Arnold / /

Kudos to Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) for holding up – however briefly – the Congressional budget resolution over very serious concerns about so-called "Changes in Mandatory Spending" or CHIMPS. Though unfortunately he eventually relented and droppe
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If Taxpayers Could Instruct Congressional Budgeters, the Word Would be Discipline

by Nan Swift / /

As Members of Congress meet to hammer out the differences between the House and Senate's Fiscal Year 2016 budget resolutions, much is on the line for America's taxpayers. There are three decisions in particular conferees can make to ensure that the budget
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NTU Endorses the Export-Import Bank Termination Act

by Nan Swift / /

On behalf of the members of National Taxpayers Union (NTU), I write in strong support of H.R. 1605, the "Export-Import Bank Termination Act." This legislation would wind down the activities of the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) over three years, bringing to a
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