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If Taxpayers Could Instruct Congressional Budgeters, the Word Would be Discipline

by Nan Swift / /

As Members of Congress meet to hammer out the differences between the House and Senate’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget resolutions, much is on the line for America’s taxpayers. There are three decisions in particular conferees can make to ensure that the budget does not break the bank.


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Letters 

NTU Endorses the Export-Import Bank Termination Act

by Nan Swift / /

On behalf of the members of National Taxpayers Union (NTU), I write in strong support of H.R. 1605, the "Export-Import Bank Termination Act." This legislation would wind down the activities of the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) over three years, bringing to a
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Letters 

NTU Urges the Illinois General Assembly to Oppose New Tax Hikes

by Brandon Arnold / /

On behalf of National Taxpayers Union's (NTU) members in Illinois, I urge you to oppose yet another round of tax increases on families, individuals and businesses in the Prairie State. As you know, longstanding fiscal mismanagement in Springfield has resu
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Poison Pill in Senate Budget Sets Up Tax Hike Showdown

by Nan Swift / /

An 11th hour amendment to S. Con. Res. 11, the Senate Budget Resolution, could open the door to tax hikes to pay for increased spending, far above the Budget Control Act (BCA) caps.
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Vote Alert 

NTU urges all Senators to vote “NO” on S. Con. Res. 11, the Concurrent Budget Resolution for Fiscal Year 2016

by Nan Swift / /

NTU urges all Senators to vote "NO" on S. Con. Res. 11, the Concurrent Budget Resolution for Fiscal Year 2016. In resorting to gimmicks to address of fiscal irresponsibility, this budget falls short of the restraint taxpayers need.
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NTU Vote Alert: Senate Budget Amendments, Part 4

by Nan Swift / /

This is the fourth of several communications to the Senate NTU intends to make during the course of the budget debate.
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NTU Vote Alert: Senate Budget Amendments, Part 3

by Nan Swift / /

This is the third of several communications to the Senate NTU intends to make during the course of the budget debate.
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NTU Vote Alert: Senate Budget Amendments, Part 2

by Nan Swift / /

As the Senate considers S. Con. Res. 11, the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2016, NTU urges all Senators to vote as follows:
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News 

NTU Statement on SGR Reform Package: H.R. 2

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New information from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) about H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, has only added to the uncertainty surrounding the fiscal impact of the bills many proposed reforms. While NTU remains suppor
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NTU Vote Alert: H. Con. Res. 27, the FY16 Budget Resolution

by Nan Swift / /

In evaluating the competing budget resolutions for Fiscal Year 2016, NTU considered several priorities, among them: repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, reforming the tax system, and complying with to the Budget Control Act (BCA). While some b
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