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Vote Alert 

NTU Vote Alert: Senate Trade Promotion Authority and Amendments

by Nan Swift / /

NTU urges all Senators to vote “YES” on adoption of the substitute amendment (#1221) to H.R. 1314, the legislative vehicle for the “Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015,” and final passage...


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Press Release 

NTU: Disconnect Wireless Tax & Keep it That Way

by Douglas Kellogg / /

Recent reports indicate the South Carolina House of Representatives will not advance a new wireless tax bill (S277) out of committee – a major victory for taxpayers, consumers, and National Taxpayers Union's (NTU's) campaign to defeat the measure.
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Blog 

Fables and Facts: Trade Promotion Authority

by Clark Packard / /

Opponents of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), and trade in general, are using spurious or misinformed arguments in their attempt to dismiss a much-needed tool for expanding market access and economic freedom. Benefits for American families and businesses
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Vote Alert 

NTU Vote Alert: Senate Amendments to Trade Promotion Authority

by Nan Swift / /

As the Senate considers amendments to the substitute amendment #1221 to H.R. 1314, the legislative vehicle for the "Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015," NTU urges all Senators to support only those amendments which wo
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Vote Alert 

NTU Vote Alert: Amendments to House 2016 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act

by Nan Swift / /

As the House considers amendments to H.R. 2250, the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, NTU urges Representatives to support those amendments that would help to restrain spending and address waste in Congress. To that end, NTU will consider "YES" votes
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Blog 

Representative Hastings Wants a Pay Raise

by Demian Brady / /

Congressional pay is in the news again. Under current law, the base salary for Members of Congress is $174,000. Representatives and Senators are eligible for an automatic annual salary adjustment based on changes in the government's Employment Cost Index.
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Letters 

NTU Encourages Opposition to Tax Increases in South Carolina Roads Plan

by Brandon Arnold / /

On behalf of the members of the National Taxpayers Union (NTU), I strongly encourage you to oppose H.3579. If enacted in its current form, the bill would institute numerous tax and fee hikes to supposedly pay for road repairs. Specifically, the bill would
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Podcast 

Speaking of Taxpayers: Alphabet Soup & Outrage

by Douglas Kellogg / /

The IRS' potentially illegal deal with an outside law firm has the agency under fire again. NDAA passes the House. And yet another Obamacare exchange collapses - what does it mean for the future of the law? Plus, the Outrage of the Week!
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Press Release 

Can You Hear Us Now? Delayed Cell Phone Tax Vote Shows Public Outcry is Being Heard

by Douglas Kellogg / /

This week saw the South Carolina House of Representatives delay a vote on S277, a new tax on wireless consumers intended to prop up landline services, a clear sign that it's time to stop this unpopular bill – that's the word from National Taxpayers
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Vote Alert 

NTU Vote Alert: NDAA and Amendments

by Nan Swift / /

NTU urges all Representatives to vote "NO" on H.R. 1735, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2016. This legislation falls far short of the fiscal restraint and reform taxpayers urgently need.
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