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House Kills Zombie Earmark (Again)

by Nan Swift / /

National Taxpayers Union (NTU) applauds House passage of the Huffman (D-CA) - McClintock (R-CA) amendment to H.R. 5293, the Fiscal Year 2017 Department of Defense (DOD) Appropriations bill.
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Vote Alert 

NTU Urges House to Reject Budget Busting Pentagon Spending Bill

by Nan Swift / /

NTU urges all Representatives to vote "NO" on H.R. 5293, the Fiscal Year 2017 Department of Defense (DOD) Appropriations Act.
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Letters 

Coalition to House: Oppose Protectionist Policies in FY17 DOD Appropriations

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We urge all Representatives to support amendments that would strike anti-competitive provisions in H.R. 5293.
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Vote Alert 

Senators Should Oppose NDAA OCO Gimmicks

by Nan Swift / /

As the Senate continues to consider S. 2943, the NDAA for FY17, NTU urges "NO" votes on McCain Amendment #4229 and Reed/Mikulski ...
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Blog 

It Depends on What the Meaning of “Overseas Contingency” Is

by Nan Swift / /

What once was a Pentagon emergency fund for unanticipated situations abroad has become an off-budget slush fund.
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Blog 

House NDAA Puts Military Bands on the Run

by Nan Swift / /

The House-passed NDAA legislation takes a swipe at some habitual Pentagon spending - could this make lawmakers finally question our funding priorities?
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Letters 

Bipartisan Coalition: Senators Should Oppose Increases to Pentagon Budget

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We write to urge you to oppose authorizing funds for the Pentagon and related agencies above the amount agreed to in the 2015 Bipartisan Budget Act (BBA).
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Blog 

House Defense Authorization Bill: What Just Happened?

by Nan Swift / /

The House finished the FY17 Defense Authorization bill, with hundreds of amendments involved, what should taxpayers think about the final product?
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Vote Alert 

NTU Urges House to Oppose NDAA Funding Gimmick

by Nan Swift / /

NTU urges all Representatives to vote "NO" on H.R. 4909, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2017.
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Vote Alert 

NTU Vote Alert: First Round NDAA Amendments

by Nan Swift / /

This is the first of several vote alerts regarding H.R. 4909 that will be issued as amendments are made in order.
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