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Earmarks are inequitable, corrupt, and costly — they should not be brought back

The Hill: Earmarks contain many hidden costs.

Thomas Schatz January 4, 2021
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Congress' penchant for unpunctuality

The Hill: Frequent use of CRs demonstrates remarkably poor governance from Congress.

Sean Kennedy December 10, 2020
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Congress' Penchant for Unpunctuality

The Hill: Given their track record, senators and representatives will likely miss yet another deadline.

Sean Kennedy December 10, 2020
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Student Borrowers, Not Taxpayers, Should Be on the Hook for Their Own Debt

Washington Examiner: Erasing student loans will do more harm to students and the economy in the long run.

CAGW Staff December 2, 2020
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Pre-Existing Conditions Will Be Covered by Whoever Wins the Election

Inside Sources: Republicans and President Trump, just like Democrats, believe people with pre-existing conditions should be protected.

Elizabeth Wright November 2, 2020
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End the Pentagon’s OCO slush fund

Defense News: The OCO has been greatly expanded and used for unrelated purposes.

Sean Kennedy October 14, 2020
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Price Controls Have Never Worked, And They Won’t Work On Drug Prices

Daily Caller: Price controls distort markets, create shortages and exacerbate the problem they are intended to solve.

Thomas Schatz October 2, 2020
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Don't tap COVID relief for IT modernization funds

FCW: Allocating $1 billion from the HEROES Act for the TMF is completely unrelated to the pandemic.

Deborah Collier September 24, 2020
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States Need to Permanently Cut Licensing Red Tape

Inside Sources: States have taken deregulatory actions to get people back to work and enable better access to healthcare.

Frances Floresca August 19, 2020
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Leaving servicemembers and their families in moving limbo

FNN: Challenges to a $20 billion moving contract create uncertainty for the 400,000 military families.

Thomas Schatz August 7, 2020
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Congress should strengthen, not undermine, the Pentagon’s chief management officer

Defense News: Members of Congress, particularly those who claim to strongly back the DoD, should fully support the CMO.

Sean Kennedy July 20, 2020
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Our coronavirus economic recovery requires us to get rid of earmarks

FBN: For the third year in a row, members of Congress have set a record for the cost of earmarks during the supposed earmark moratorium.

Thomas Schatz July 15, 2020

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