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Bipartisan Coalition: Rules Committee Can Help Reduce Pentagon Waste with 3 Key Amendments

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We, the undersigned, are writing to request you make in order three amendments to H.R. 4909, the NDAA for FY17
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Press Release 

Taxpayer Group Praises Air Force for Permitting Open Competition to Replace Huey Helicopter, Warns Congress Against Tampering with Decision

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Last week's decision by Air Force officials to hold an open competition for the Twin Huey Replacement helicopter is a win-win for service people as well as taxpayers
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The Earmark That Wouldn’t Die

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Last year, taxpayer groups worked to get rid of a decades-old earmark. Now, like something out of a horror flick, the coal provision is back!
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Press Release 

Competition, Not Closed Process, Will Deliver Best Air Force Chopper, Taxpayer Group Tells Lawmakers

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Taxpayers and Americans in uniform benefit the most when military procurement is conducted competitively.
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Troubled Littoral Combat Ship Hits another Snag

by Nan Swift / /

News that the newest Littoral Combat Ship broke down at sea comes as no surprise and is extremely disappointing to taxpayers who keep footing the bill for this problematic program.
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Letters 

Broad Coalition Warns Against Naval Budget Gimmick in Omnibus

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As the Senate and House finalize the fiscal year 2016 appropriations legislation, we write to urge you to exclude Sec. 10017 of the House-passed defense appropriations act.
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Vote Alert 

NTU Opposes Funding Gimmicks in NDAA Conference Report

by Nan Swift / /

NTU urges all Members of Congress to vote "NO" on the Conference Report to H.R. 1735, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2016. After a lengthy negotiations process – and despite some minor improvements – the legislation still fal
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Vote Alert 

NTU Vote Alert: "No" on Senate 2015 NDAA Legislation

by Nan Swift / /

NTU urges all Senators to vote "NO" on the McCain (R-AZ) substitute amendment (#1463) to H.R. 1735, the National Defense Authorization Act of 2015. Upon thorough evaluation, neither the amendment nor the underlying legislation is able to deliver the fisca
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Taxpayers Claim Victory over Zombie Earmark

by Nan Swift / /

On Wednesday night, House lawmakers voted to approve an amendment to H.R. 2685, the Department of Defense (DoD) Appropriations Act of 2016, to end the shipment of anthracite coal from Pennsylvania all the way to the Kaiserslautern U.S. military base in Ge
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Vote Alert 

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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