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Outrageous Outsourcing: Senator Hatch Questions IRS Collusion with Law Firm

by Pete Sepp / /

Today, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) called on the IRS Commissioner to explain the details of a sordid matter that "call(s) into question the integrity of the agency's examination process."
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(Video) Rep. Tom McClintock Explains Why Trade Promotion Authority is Good for Taxpayers

by Douglas Kellogg / /

Multiple time Taxpayers' Best Friend Award winner Tom McClintock (R-CA) talks about the many benefits trade provides the American people, and why Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) is the right policy for taxpayers in the Republican Weekly Address.
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Sen. Sessions' Concerns Over Trade Pact Are Overblown

by Clark Packard / /

Senator Sessions (R-Al) circulated a Dear Colleague letter to other members of the United States Senate concerning Trade Promotion Authority, or TPA. Attached to the letter was an editorial written by Daniel DiMicco, a former executive with Nucor Steel, p
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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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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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Latest Edition of “Prime Cuts” Highlights Rampant Government Waste

by Brandon Arnold / /

Recently our friends at Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released the 2015 iteration of their annual "Prime Cuts" report. This is an outstanding guide for anyone interested in identifying and cutting the fat in the federal budget. As CAGW notes, t
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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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Inconvenient Question for FCC’s Wheeler: Too Many Appointees?

by Brandon Arnold / /

Fresh off disappointing and controversial decisions to expand regulation of the Internet and preempt state laws on municipal broadband networks, Federal Communications Commissioner Tom Wheeler has announced several additions to his staff. With his new hir
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