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A ‘Lobbyist for Taxpayers’

December 06, 2016 | The Hill |

Pete Sepp started working at the National Taxpayers Union (NTU) in 1988 as a receptionist.  Today — as Congress gears up to overhaul the... Read More

BLOG | No More Budget Anomalies

November 30, 2016 | U.S. News and World Report | Budget & Tax

In the hustle and bustle of the modern world, where one can ask an electronic assistant to turn on our lights, turn up the heat or recite... Read More

Farmers Are Getting a Bumper Crop of Subsidies from the 2014 Farm Bill

November 27, 2016 | The Fiscal Times | Agriculture

After years of hard bargaining, Congress in early 2014 finally agreed on a bipartisan farm and nutrition bill aimed at reforming an antiquated... Read More

Optimism Runs High for Coal Industry

November 24, 2016 | The Richmond Register | Energy

WASHINGTON — As he traveled around West Virginia coal country in the days after Donald Trump’s election, Republican Rep. Evan Jenkins said he... Read More

Waste Not

November 23, 2016 | U.S. News & World Report | Energy , Natural Resources

Congress must tighten waste standards for gas and oil companies and save taxpayers millions. For decades, oil and gas operators have leaked... Read More

Why this Texas Republican Wants to Bring Earmarks back to Washington

November 22, 2016 | Dallas News | Earmarks & Appropriations

WASHINGTON — On the heels of the GOP taking back the White House and maintaining control of Congress, a proposal from a Texas lawmaker to... Read More

BLM Rules for Gas Waste on Public Lands Meet Opposition

November 17, 2016 | Public News Service | Energy , Natural Resources

DENVER – As the clock ticks down on the Obama administration's final days, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has finalized rules to reduce... Read More

Urge Representatives to Reform Flood Insurance Program

November 17, 2016 | The Des Moines Register | Transportation & Infrastructure

The Nov. 7 editorial "All Iowans should have flood insurance option” highlighted the need for more Iowans to obtain flood coverage through the... Read More

BLOG | A Busy Lame-Duck Congress?

November 16, 2016 | U.S. News & World Report |

Five actions the lame-duck Congress might take up before Inauguration Day. With so much attention on the new administration, it is easy to... Read More

Obama administration targets wasted revenue in new oil and gas rule

November 16, 2016 | ThinkProgress | Energy , Natural Resources

The Obama administration on Tuesday finalized a rule to reduce the massive amount of leaking methane from oil and gas operations on public... Read More

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December 02, 2016

Wasted Gas Giveaway

Part of President-elect Trump’s pitch was that he could run government more efficiently, with less waste by... Read More