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Heroic Filibuster Stymies South Carolina Gas Tax Increase

by Clark Packard / /

All National Taxpayers Union members should applaud and note the herculean effort by Senator Tom Davis (R-Beaufort) to prevent a massive gasoline tax hike that would have hurt South Carolina's businesses and citizens.
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NTU Congratulates South Carolina Taxpayers for Defeating Cell Phone Tax

by Brandon Arnold / /

The National Taxpayers Union (NTU) would like to congratulate South Carolina taxpayers on a well-earned victory. With the end of the normal legislative session, a proposal to subject cell phones to a new tax has died. If enacted, S.277 would have applied
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House Conservatives Offer Plan to Repeal and Replace Obamacare

by Brandon Arnold / /

In 2013, I wrote in support of the numerous pro-taxpayer provisions in the American Health Care Reform Act, as authored by Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN) and Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), who was then Chairman of the Republican Study Committee (RSC). This legislation
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NTU Applauds Texas Budget

by Clark Packard / /

As a member of the Conservative Texas Budget Coalition (CTBC), and as the nation's oldest taxpayer organization, National Taxpayers Union (NTU) applauds the Texas Legislature's recently passed budget for the next two fiscal years. The $209.4 billion plan
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NTU Urges Scrutiny of NIH Grant Use

by Clark Packard / /

Earlier this week, National Taxpayers Union (NTU) wrote a letter to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) regarding the possible misuse of grant funds. A recent study written by three University of Florida professors examined whether Illinois' 2009 alco
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Trade Promotion Authority Heads to House After Senate Victory

by Douglas Kellogg / /

In case you missed the final vote late Friday as you embarked upon the long Memorial Day weekend, the Senate convincingly passed Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) 62-37. Now the measure heads to the House for "the toughest legislative battle of the year."
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Fables and Facts: Trade Promotion Authority

by Clark Packard / /

Opponents of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), and trade in general, are using spurious or misinformed arguments in their attempt to dismiss a much-needed tool for expanding market access and economic freedom. Benefits for American families and businesses
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Representative Hastings Wants a Pay Raise

by Demian Brady / /

Congressional pay is in the news again. Under current law, the base salary for Members of Congress is $174,000. Representatives and Senators are eligible for an automatic annual salary adjustment based on changes in the government's Employment Cost Index.
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