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NTU Urges House to Overturn Fannie/Freddie CEO Pay Raises

by Nan Swift / /

NTU urges all Representatives to vote "YES" on S. 2036, the "Equity in Government Compensation Act." This legislation would overturn the recent dramatic salary increases for the CEOs of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, despite the substantial risk both institu
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Commentary 

Legislative Memorandum: Puerto Rico’s Finances

by Pete Sepp / /

To: Members and Staff, United States CongressFrom: Pete Sepp, President, National Taxpayers UnionRe: Practical Guidance on Debt Restructuring for Puerto Rico and Fiscal Reforms
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Blog 

Improper Payments: 124 Programs, $124 Billion

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) shows that 124 programs across 22 different agencies made $124.7 billion in improper payments in FY 2014. That's up from $105.8 billion in the year before, and represents what GAO calls a "p
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Blog 

How Much Has Been Wasted on Obamacare Insurance Exchanges?

by Brandon Arnold / /

Yesterday, the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Energy & Commerce Committee held a hearing on the implementation of state health insurance exchanges under Obamacare. This is an issue of great importance to taxpayers, as the federal g
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Letters 

NTU Endorses S. 1378, the "Bonuses for Cost-Cutters Act of 2015"

by Nan Swift / /

On behalf of the members of National Taxpayers Union (NTU), I write to express our support for S. 1378, the "Bonuses for Cost-Cutters Act." This legislation would incentivize federal employees to report not only mismanaged or wasted taxpayer funds, but al
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Vote Alert 

NTU Vote Alert: "Yes" on V.A. Accountability Act, H.R. 1944

by Nan Swift / /

NTU urges all Representatives to vote "YES" on H.R. 1944, the "VA Accountability Act of 2015." This legislation protects veterans and taxpayers by empowering the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to take necessary measures against emplo
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NTU Joins Free-Market Groups in Support of the PREPARE Act of 2015

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On behalf of the undersigned free-market and taxpayer organizations, we urge you to join Reps. Matt Cartwright, D-Pa., and Leonard Lance, R-N.J., in supporting the Preparedness and Risk Management for Extreme Weather Patterns Assuring Resilience and Effec
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Vote Alert 

NTU Urges All Senators to Vote No on the Export-Import Bank

by Nan Swift / /

NTU urges all Senators to vote "NO" on the Kirk amendment to H.R. 22, the legislative vehicle for the Highway Trust Fund legislation. This amendment would reauthorize the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank, thereby perpetuating a program with dubious benefits and
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Blog 

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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GAO to DOD: “F-35 Unreliable, Unaffordable”

by Nan Swift / /

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released two reports taking aim at the oft-troubled F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program. The aircraft, intended to fulfill multiple fighting roles across all three branches of the Armed Services, has alre
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