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News 

NTU in the News: "Durbin needs to act on internet tax bill"

by Douglas Kellogg / /

In the Belleville News-Democrat in Illinois, National Taxpayers Union President Pete Sepp writes on the opportunity the U.S. Senate now has to pass the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (PITFA). You can tell Sen. Durbin and his colleagues to keep the Internet tax free right now!


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Podcast 

Speaking of Taxpayers: Where in the World is Barack Obama? Plus, Alabama Under Tax Hike Threat

by Douglas Kellogg / /

National Taxpayers Union Foundation has released a new updated study on Presidential travel - who's traveling the most, and how much does it cost you?! NTU State Affairs Manager Clark Packard talks about Alabama's Governor seeking a discombobulate
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Blog 

Uniform Food Labeling Standards Measure Moves Ahead in Congress

by Elizabeth Dolan / /

Last week, the House passed H.R. 1599, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act with a recorded 275 - 150 vote. This bill would create a federal, voluntary labeling standard for genetically modified foods (GMO) or those with GM ingredients. Under the stan
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Blog 

EPA’s Disastrous “Clean Power Plan” Rule Moves Forward

by Nan Swift / /

Later today, President Obama is expected to unveil the final version of the "Clean Power Plan" – a set of draconian new regulations administered by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which would increase energy costs and force an estimated 150,0
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Letters 

NTU Urges Opposition to Governor Bentley's Proposed Tax Hikes

by Clark Packard / /

As you prepare for Special Session to address an approximately $200 million General Fund shortfall for the next fiscal year, National Taxpayers Union (NTU) urges you to oppose the $302 million in tax increases proposed by Governor Robert Bentley. Rather t
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Blog 

Congress Begins Fight against Obamacare’s Menu Labeling Mandate

by Elizabeth Dolan / /

One of the many burdensome parts of the President's health care law is a mandate requiring menu labeling. In implementing this provision, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) established a rigid 400 page, one-size-fits-all rule demanding that restaurant
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Blog 

The IRS Continues to Trample on Americans’ First Amendment Rights

by Elizabeth Dolan / /

The IRS is under heavy fire from Capitol Hill once again, but the barrage might best be described as a defensive measure to protect taxpayers. House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and 20 members of the Committee recently ca
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Blog 

House Takes Lead in Fight Against Nanny State

by Nan Swift / /

For the third Congress running, the House passed the REINS Act (Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny) with bipartisan support, 243-165. NTU has been a long-time supporter of the legislation and issued a key-vote alert ahead of today's floor
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Vote Alert 

NTU Vote Alert: "Yes" on V.A. Accountability Act, H.R. 1944

by Nan Swift / /

NTU urges all Representatives to vote "YES" on H.R. 1944, the "VA Accountability Act of 2015." This legislation protects veterans and taxpayers by empowering the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to take necessary measures against emplo
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Blog 

Obama’s Kenya Flights Cost $6 Million, Tie Him for Most Total International Trips

by Douglas Kellogg / /

New data from National Taxpayers Union Foundation's (NTUF's) study of Presidential travel, "Still Up in the Air", found Obama has spent 161 days abroad during his presidency on 41 international trips.
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