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NIH Should Close Montana Facility to Pay for $1.3 Billion of Repairs

Current state of NIH facilities could undermine life saving research.

Defense Contractors Return $200 Million in Self-Reported Waste

The DOD IG reports defense contractors have returned more than $200 million over the last decade in self-reported waste.

Senate Adds $1.7 Trillion to Deficit

The U.S. government is currently over $22 trillion in debt, a fact some of the bill’s Republican opponents raised during debate.

CCAGW Urges Members of Congress to Oppose Disastrous Budget Deal

House Democrats and the President have reached a deal that would raise discretionary spending caps by $320 billion over the next two years with less than a quarter in offsets. This agreement totally abandons the government’s fiscal responsibility.

Today, CCAGW president Tom Schatz urged the Congress to reject the deal.

Congress Drives the "Megabus" Off the Tracks

Even with the national debt at more than $22 trillion and trillion-dollar annual deficits beginning in fiscal year (FY) 2022, Congress continues full-speed ahead towards another fiscal disaster.  This week’s poor spending decision comes from H.R. 2740, an appropriations “megabus.”

California's Budget Projects a $22 Billion Surplus, Yet Wants Billions More in New Taxes

After 32 consecutive victories on the TV game show “Jeopardy,” James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada, saw his incredible winning streak come to an end.  Finishing with $2,462,216 in total prize money, James fell just $58,484 short of the all-time record set by Ken Jennings in 2004 (it took Jennings 74 games to reach that mark).  While this is surely not the ending “Jeopardy James” had hoped for, he still goes home with just under $2.5 million.

RSC Budget Provides Only Clear Path Toward Fiscal Responsibility

The national debt stands at more than $22 trillion, with trillion-dollar deficits right around the corner.  Entitlement spending continues to rise and is projected to make up 60 percent of spending for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020.  Social Security will exceed its income in 2020 for the first time since 1982 and Medicare is set to become insolvent by out in 2026. 

House Subcommittee Concerned over "Too Big to Fail" Mentality at NASA

On Thursday, June 14, 2018, the House of Representative’s Subcommittee on Space met to discuss the rising cost and schedule overruns at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).  These overruns were attributed to what NASA Inspector General Paul Martin described as a “too big to fail” optimism at the agency, lack of consequences for failing to complete programs on time, and an ignorance of the technical complexity of projects.

Rescission and the Trump Administration

Rescission is an abstruse presidential tool passed amid the Nixon administration under the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974.

Myths and Realities: Earmarks

Reality:  Earmarks are not the answer to mitigating the extreme partisanship that exists in Washington and are have nothing to do with getting things done.

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