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Robins AFB Supporters Visit Capitol Hill Amid Rising Concerns

April 29, 2016 | The Tribune (San Luis Obispo, CA) | National Security

WASHINGTON - Georgia’s political and military powerbrokers gathered on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to voice their shared support for protecting... Read More

Tariff Turmoil

April 27, 2016 | Politico | Earmarks & Appropriations , National Security

POLITICO Influence on April 27 included the following section.... Read More

Protectionism Masquerading as Patriotism

April 27, 2016 | U.S. News & World Report | Earmarks & Appropriations , National Security

Since the 1990s the U.S. Navy has been required to purchase a very specific type of chain only from U.S. manufacturers. This requirement has... Read More

Congress Is Endangering Military Readiness

April 25, 2016 | The National Interest | Budget & Tax , Earmarks & Appropriations , National Security

House Armed Services Committee chairman Mac Thornberry recently complained about readiness weaknesses across the U.S. military. But he and his... Read More

Viewpoint: Reform Flood Insurance

April 25, 2016 | Orlando Sentinel | Transportation & Infrastructure

The federal government's flood-insurance system is swimming in more than $23 billion of debt, and while some Florida lawmakers have proposed... Read More

Clean Coal’s Big Cost

April 22, 2016 | U.S. News & World Report | Earmarks & Appropriations , Energy , Natural Resources

Despite the general paralysis in Congress this exceptionally polarized election year, lawmakers have been making efforts to provide more... Read More

IRS Referrals for Tax-Fraud Prosecutions Still Falling in State, Nation

April 20, 2016 | Phoenix Business Journal | Budget & Tax

The number of taxpayers the IRS referred for criminal prosecutions fell last year to the lowest levels of the Obama administration, and the... Read More

Tax Chairmen Seek to Revive Tariff Cuts That Help Companies

April 19, 2016 | CQ News | Budget & Tax , Earmarks & Appropriations

The top tax writers in Congress are pushing new bipartisan measures aimed at reviving temporary tariff cuts that do not violate the ban on... Read More

Strange Bedfellows Push for Private Flood Insurance Legislation

April 18, 2016 | American Banker | Transportation & Infrastructure

WASHINGTON — The National Association of Realtors is teaming up with a coalition of environmental groups, taxpayer advocates and insurance... Read More

Carbon Capture: Groups Slam Tax Credit Proposal

April 15, 2016 | Environment & Energy | Budget & Tax , Energy

A coalition of environmentalists and market-focused groups is urging Congress not to expand tax credits for carbon capture and sequestration... Read More

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April 29, 2016

Cutting Ties with Clean Coal

Lawmakers are trying to resuscitate the failed idea of “clean coal” with more subsidies for “carbon capture... Read More