February 13, 2018

Dear Republicans: Big Budgets equal big government

In an opinion piece by Washington Examiner on February 8, 2018, the author tears down the budget deal recently proposed by Republicans. The budget deal, if passed, would eliminate spending limits, called sequestration to increase spending by $300 billion over the next two years. They argue that increased spending will require larger government oversight, which Republicans typically dislike. The author …

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February 13, 2018

White House Will Revise Its 2019 Funding Request In Response to Budget Deal

President Trump signed Bipartisan Budget Act into law on Friday, February 9, 2018. This law goes against spending caps put in place by the 2011 Budget Control Act, so the President must now make edits and present them Monday, February 12, 2018. Included in the spending increases are an additional $63 billion for non-defense agencies and an additional $80 billion …

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February 12, 2018

Veterans Affairs Wasted Closer to $2 Billion On Failed IT Projects

In an audit conducted by the Government Accountability Office, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs wasted almost $2 billion on three failed attempts to modernize the electronic health records system it uses to provide care to 9 million veterans. This audit and VA’s spending trail are important as the Department is about to embark on a fourth attempt to modernize …

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