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Highlights of Department of Defense Reclama of House and Senate Authorization Bills

October 31, 2014 | Budget & Tax , National Security

Earlier this month the Pentagon submitted to the Congress its views on open issues in the Defense Authorization legislation.  When Congress... Read More

Expanded Draft Solicitation for Nuclear Energy Loan Guarantee Released

October 08, 2014 | Energy

Expanded Draft Solicitation for Nuclear Energy Loan Guarantee Released On September 30, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued a new draft solicitation which, if finalized, would make up to $12.6 billion in loan... Read More

Congress Nixes Pentagon’s Latest F-35 Request

September 23, 2014 | National Security

Congress Nixes Pentagon’s Latest F-35 Request On September 8th, the Pentagon sent the Congress a request to reprogram Overseas Contingency Operations funds to accelerate the buy of... Read More

Senate Finance Committee Holds Hearing on Energy Tax Reform

September 18, 2014 | Budget & Tax , Energy

Senate Finance Committee Holds Hearing on Energy Tax Reform The Senate Finance Committee met yesterday to discuss the need for reforming the nation’s outdated energy tax laws as part of the larger... Read More

New GAO Report Recommends Cut in Crop Insurance Subsidies

September 08, 2014 | Agriculture

New GAO Report Recommends Cut in Crop Insurance Subsidies Today, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report providing more evidence that reducing federal crop insurance... Read More

New Loan Guarantee Solicitation for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects Issued

August 28, 2014 | Energy

New Loan Guarantee Solicitation for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects Issued On July 3, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued a new, expanded $4 billion solicitation for both renewable energy and energy efficient... Read More

GAO Report: Renewable Fuel Standard Costs Outweigh Benefits

August 12, 2014 | Agriculture , Energy

GAO Report: Renewable Fuel Standard Costs Outweigh Benefits A new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report reviewed seven Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regulatory Impact Analyses (RIAs) and found... Read More

Senate Energy and Water Spending Bill Held in Committee

August 06, 2014 | Earmarks & Appropriations , Energy

Senate Energy and Water Spending Bill Held in Committee In June, the Senate Appropriations Committee scheduled a markup of the chamber’s FY2015 Energy and Water Appropriations bill only to pull... Read More

DKRW Again Seeking a Loan Guarantee as a Last Resort

July 18, 2014 | Energy

DKRW Again Seeking a Loan Guarantee as a Last Resort Recently, executives from DKRW Advanced Fuels have said they plan on visiting officials at the Department of Energy (DOE) in the near... Read More

Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Nearly $550 Billion Spending Bill

Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Nearly $550 Billion Spending Bill This week the Senate Appropriations Committee took up the Pentagon spending bill for fiscal year (FY) 2015. When all was said and done,... Read More

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Weekly Wastebasket

Our weekly reality-check for federal spending. View All

November 26, 2014

Platter Full of Subsidies

As taxpayers busily prepare for their Thanksgiving festivities, we thought it might be a good time to see how... Read More

The Unaffordable F-35

The President’s Budget for FY2015

The President's proposed budget for fiscal year 2015 is out. Get the facts and see our analysis.

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Bribing to Subsidize

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Pricey Plane to Keep

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