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IRS Hearings | 5 Things To Know

April 9, 2014

This week, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will vote on a resolution to hold former International Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress.

White House Transparency Problems Persist | Spending Daily

March 17, 2014

While Congress is on recess this week, others will flock to Washington D.C. to take part in Sunshine Week. Sunshine Week, which runs from March 16 to the 22, is a time when advocates promote government transparency or the openness of federal agencies.

Twitter Reacts to President Obama’s FY 2015 Budget Proposal

March 7, 2014

On Tuesday, President Obama revealed his budget proposal for fiscal year 2015. It proposes $3.9 trillion in spending, while raising taxes in an effort to reduce the debt. The President’s budget has no real chance of passing Congress, but has become a rallying point for Democrats of where they want to begin budget negotiations.

Congressional Recesses | Breaking It Down

February 20, 2014

The House and Senate are in recess this week to celebrate President’s Day. Most Americans may only get one day off, but Congress takes a whole week.

The Silent Spending Problem, And How to Fix It

By Michael Chenderlin | February 20, 2014

Waste and abuse in discretionary federal spending don’t hold a candle to our real spending crisis: the silent and steady growth of “direct” spending items. The Truth in Spending Act is trying to create the tools to start fixing the problem.

Avoiding The Debt Ceiling | Money’s Worth

February 17, 2014

Members of Congress last week voted to suspend the federal debt limit until March 2015. According to Reuters, “Extending the debt ceiling to March 2015 means the issue may not get caught up in election-year politics.”