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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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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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