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Viewpoint: Think Twice before Repealing Federal Methane Gas Rule

February 17, 2017 | Denver Business Journal | Energy , Natural Resources

In its rush to repeal regulations from the Obama administration, Congress may soon overturn a rule to prevent leaks and collect royalties on... Read More

We Need to See What’s in President Donald Trump’s Skinny Budget

February 16, 2017 | U.S. News & World Report | Budget & Tax

It's time for President Trump to lay the groundwork for his budget.... Read More

Farmers May Be Struggling, but They Enjoy a Generous Safety Net

February 12, 2017 | The Fiscal Times | Agriculture

The U.S. farm economy has had a long, storied history of boom and bust. Farm incomes reached record highs as recently as 2013, leaving... Read More

Ryan Alexander: Repeal of natural gas waste rule would hurt taxpayers

February 12, 2017 | Herald Dispatch | Energy , Natural Resources

The U.S. Senate is taking up a measure to repeal a rule that curbs natural gas waste and gets taxpayers a fair return. Hopefully, the West... Read More

Navy: More Money Needed to Address Sub Maintenance Shortfall

February 11, 2017 | Military.com | National Security

Five attack submarines could be decertified this year if Congress fails to provide more money to the Navy to address maintenance and readiness... Read More

Ryan Alexander: CRA Repeal Could be a Disaster for Taxpayers

February 11, 2017 | Dickinson Press | Energy , Natural Resources

The North Dakota Congressional Delegation will soon vote on a proposal to repeal a Bureau of Land Management rule to curb venting and flaring... Read More

Private Insurance Competition Could Provide a Lifeline to the National Flood Insurance Program

February 09, 2017 | The Hill | Transportation & Infrastructure

Nineteen major floods soaked the country last year— the most in a single year since records began in 1980. With rains wreaking havoc on... Read More

House Panel Hones in on Postal Service Reform

February 07, 2017 | The Hill |

One of Congress’s most contentious committees is pushing toward a rare bipartisan victory: reforming the United States Postal... Read More

Trump Overstates Credit For $700 Million in Savings For F-35s

February 07, 2017 | PolitiFact | National Security

President Donald Trump told military commanders in Tampa that he will deliver new airplanes at a massive savings to taxpayers. "We're... Read More

Building a Border Wall of Debt

February 07, 2017 | U.S. News & World Report | National Security

Who will foot the bill for Trump's executive order on border security and immigration?... Read More

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February 16, 2017

Military Base Closure: It’s Just Plain Common Sense

Sadly, common sense often doesn’t seem that common in Washington and, in particular, Capitol Hill. Lawmakers... Read More