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    Federal Agency Loses Money Selling Government Reports. The Catch? They’re Already Free

    A federal agency selling government reports that are otherwise free is the target of a new bill meant to curtail government waste. “With a money-losing profit model only the government could design, the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) sells free government reports to other federal agencies and the public—at a … More

    All Those Obamacare Stories You Told Us Were Untrue

    “There’s plenty of horror stories being told. All of them are untrue.” – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) “Many of the tall tales that have been told about this law have been debunked.” – President Barack Obama Last week was “victory lap” week for liberals on Obamacare. After years … More

    A Temporary Medicare SGR “Patch” Is Better Than Permanent Deficits

    House Speaker John Boehner (R–OH) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D–NV) have just reached an agreement on a temporary, 12-month Medicare “doc fix” that would block a 24 percent cut in Medicare physician payment, which was scheduled to go into effect on April 1. It would also keep Medicare … More

    Congress Needs More Selfless Sacrifice, Coburn Suggests

    Much of the ineffectiveness and unpopularity of Congress stems from the “laziness” and selfishness of career politicians, Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK)  said this morning during a CPAC discussion on what ails the legislative branch. Statesmanship and strong leadership require sacrifice, Coburn said. No wonder President Obama is emboldened to go … More

    The Courage, Tenacity and Dedication of Senator Tom Coburn

    Tom Coburn has been a friend and mentor to me and so many others and his leadership in Washington will be dearly missed. Our prayers will be with him and Carolyn as he continues to serve the cause of freedom from his home in Oklahoma. No one has shown more … More

    Congress Spent Your Money on Some Crazy Things Last Year. Will 2014 Be Any Different?

    Can you guess which project was funded with your tax dollars? A) $98,000 outhouse on an Alaskan trail B) $1 million bus stop with heated pavement C) Caribbean vacation for bureaucrats staying at a swanky resort D) All of the above If you answered “all of the above,” you’ve either … More

    New Lawsuit Against Congressional Obamacare Exception Announced

    Senator Ron Johnson (R–WI) announced a lawsuit today challenging the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) illegal special treatment of Members of Congress and their staffs. Heritage laid the groundwork for this hugely important lawsuit. As it became clear that Members of Congress and their staffs would be forced to pay … More

    What the Government Got You This Year (in Pictures)

    Today, the Senate is set to pass the new U.S. budget deal in all its spend-tastic glory. Lawmakers have hemmed and hawed about making any cuts to spending, despite countless examples of ridiculous decisions that have wasted taxpayers’ money. So it’s timely that the office of Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) … More

    How to Cut $42 Billion in Spending in the FY 2014 Continuing Resolution

    Congress is in the midst of debating spending levels in a fiscal year (FY) 2014 continuing resolution. It’s no surprise that the two chambers disagree over how much to spend and funding for the President’s damaging health care law. The Senate proposes to spend $1.058 trillion, dismissing the spending caps … More

    Disability and Unemployment: Putting an End to Double-Dipping

    The number of people on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) reached a record high this year. But a large number of people are double-dipping from both the disability insurance (DI) and unemployment insurance (UI) programs. A bill introduced last week would put an end to these overpayments, which unnecessarily drain the … More