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Avian flu is hammering hens — should poultry farmers get a bailout?

July 31, 2015 | Gist | Agriculture

You may have noticed that the price of eggs has gone up. That’s partially due to theHighly Pathogenic Avian Influenza epidemic that decimated... Read More

We taxpayers deserve a fair return on our assets

July 29, 2015 | The Hill | Natural Resources

Almost every policy discussion in Washington is framed by the fiscal challenges we face as a country, challenges that stem from a long... Read More

Jewell vows more competition, transparency in leasing

July 29, 2015 | Environment & Energy Publishing | Natural Resources

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell promised she'd take a "hard look" today at the program for leasing coal reserves to mining companies. In the... Read More

Pennsylvania taxpayers funding nearly empty $29 commercial flights daily

July 29, 2015 | WTAE Pittsburgh | Transportation & Infrastructure

PITTSBURGH —A federal program that enables $29 commercial flights from Pittsburgh on almost empty planes every day is being funded by... Read More

Perdue hits the mark on agency’s redundancy

July 28, 2015 | Politifact | Budget & Tax

Don’t worry if you have never heard of the National Technical Information Service. You can look it up online. That’s a big part of the point... Read More

Dig Up a Better Deal for Taxpayers

July 23, 2015 | U.S. News & World Report | Natural Resources

The U.S. needs to develop a coal leasing program that actually works for the public.... Read More

Another budgetary snafu

July 21, 2015 | Capital Insider | Budget & Tax

Congress is running out of time to finish debating bills that would fund government programs for 2016. While the House has passed six, with... Read More

Transportation Department at risk of defaulting on debt, doesn’t even know how much it owes

July 16, 2015 | The Washington Times | Transportation & Infrastructure

The Dept. of Transportation has fallen dangerously behind on its debt collection.... Read More

The Pentagon Can Make Ends Meet

July 15, 2015 | U.S. News & World Report | National Security

There's nothing like the specter of troop reductions to bring out short-term thinking in Congress.... Read More

How Pluto won over NASA’s critics

July 13, 2015 | Politico | National Security

NASA rarely gets an easy win.  When the space agency began proposing human missions to Mars, critics slammed it for ignoring a return trip to... Read More

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July 31, 2015

Senate DRIVEs in the Wrong Direction

Yesterday, Congress passed the 33rd short-term extension of the federal government’s transportation program... Read More