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Budget & Spending Legislative Alerts

AFP Signs Memo for the Movement – End the Export-Import Bank

July 16, 2014 J,

Americans for Prosperity is proud to join 40+ coalition partners in signing a letter that urges all Senate and House Republicans to oppose reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank. The coalition calls on House leaders — particularly Majority Leader-elect Kevin McCarthy and House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling — to oppose scheduling a vote on the Ex-Im Bank [...]

DC Council Overrides Veto, Ensures Tax Reform for 2015

July 15, 2014 J,

By Mary Kate Hopkins Americans for Prosperity applauds the DC Council for recently voting 12-1 to override a budget veto by lame duck Mayor Vincent Gray. The overall budget for FY 2015 features comprehensive reform of the tax system and includes a net tax cut of $67 million per year, will save middle-income families in [...]

“Improper Payments” Topped $100 Billion in 2013

July 10, 2014 J

By Mallory Carr and Akash Chougule On Wednesday, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) testified before Congress that federal agencies made over $100 billion in improper payments last year—and this is likely an underestimate.  To put that number in perspective, $100 billion is more than the combined total budgets of the Coast Guard, U.S. Immigration and [...]

“Dirty Dozen” in Transportation Spending

July 09, 2014 J

By Akash Chougule and Mary Kate Hopkins The Highway Trust Fund is set to run dry in the coming weeks, and leaders in Washington as well as interested parties around the country are scrambling to find ways to fill the Fund’s shrinking balance. Lawmakers on both sides have proposed gimmicks that would provide one-time revenue [...]