On July 31, the Taxpayer Protection Alliance (TPA) released a report detailing billions of dollars worth of lawmakers pet projects found in the 2015 House and Senate defense appropriations bills. In total, the group identified more than 240 earmarks worth almost $20 billion.
Gretchen Hamel, executive director of Public Notice, issued the following statement regarding the impending budget deal Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) are expected to announce today, which would halt the bipartisan spending limits agreed to in the 2011 Budget Control Act for two years, while seeking to offset that new spending with tens of billions in additional revenue.
It was reported today that some members of Congress will oppose any continuing resolution to fund the government that keeps in place the bipartisan agreed to spending levels in the Budget Control Act of 2011, essentially committing to shut down the government if spending isn’t increased.
Why would the administration not welcome Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s efforts of finding smarter cuts that would offset furloughs?
Bankrupting America, a project of Public Notice, today released the second episode of its web series, “Federal Matters,” which follows a family and their irresponsible relative, Uncle Beltway, who, like Washington, spends more money than he takes in.
As the Pentagon announces possible upcoming cuts to workers and benefits, Bankrupting America decided to take a look back at the many instances of wasteful spending within the Department of Defense.
Bankrupting America, a project of Public Notice, today released a new web series, “Federal Matters,” which follows a family and their irresponsible relative, Uncle Beltway, who, like Washington, is put in charge of certain things that he’s ill-equipped to handle.
Bankrupting America, a project of Public Notice, today released a three-part web series, titled “The Story of Business: Detroit,” which shows how three businesses in Detroit are trying to stay afloat and invest in their community, despite the financial uncertainty and shrinking population resulting from the city’s bankruptcy filing.
Lenwood Brooks, policy director of Public Notice, joins Geri Willis on The Willis Report to discuss what we can expect out of Washington now that the government is finally reopened.
Lenwood Brooks, executive director of Public Notice, joins The Cindy Graves Show to discuss the latest on the government shutdown.