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NEWS RELEASE: Spending Tracker Now Tracks Spending for a Decade

January 23rd, 2019 by

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Rebekah Bydlak Email: [email protected] SPENDING WATCHDOG RELEASES FISCAL RECORD OF EVERY MEMBER OF CONGRESS SINCE tallies over 4 million individual score and vote records January 23, 2019 – The Institute for Spending Reform, a nonpartisan fiscal watchdog announced the newest expansion of on Wednesday. The group has collected legislative […]

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Does the nation’s longest shutdown save us money?

January 14th, 2019 by

The United States has now entered its longest-ever government shutdown. With government employees across the country officially receiving $0 paychecks, it’s likely that Members of Congress will get even more pressure to find a solution. Meanwhile, competing stories of standoffs and storming out of meetings do not offer much optimism that compromise is on the […]

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(Partial) Shutdown Continues

December 26th, 2018 by

After the Christmas holiday, the federal government — or at least, as many have pointed out, about 10% of it — remains shut down with no end in sight. There might have been some cooperation from private donors to keep the national Christmas tree lit, but there’s no peace on earth for Congress, which remains […]

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