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“SPRING CLEANING” PROGRESS: LINE ITEM VETO PROPOSAL ADVANCES

June 14, 2006

With an eye toward rooting out wasteful and unnecessary spending, yesterday the Budget Committee approved a key legislative component of the “Spring Cleaning” project – the Legislative Line Item Veto Act (H.R. 4890) introduced by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI). On the proposal, Ryan said: Read More

SPRING CLEANING: HOMELAND SECURITY HELPS UNCOVER BILLIONS IN HURRICANE RECOVERY WASTE, FRAUD & ABUSE

June 13, 2006

In conjunction with Speaker Dennis Hastert’s (R-IL) “Spring Cleaning” project, yesterday Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) released a report highlighting how Republican-led House committees have exercised their congressional oversight responsibility to expose – and in many cases, eliminate – billions in waste, fraud, and abuse in federal programs. Read More

FIVE QUESTIONS FOR MINORITY LEADER NANCY PELOSI

June 13, 2006

On the verge of unveiling the Democrat “agenda,” Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) and Capitol Hill Democrats today decided to postpone such an announcement for the 5th time. Read More

DEMOCRATS IN DISARRAY: FIVE QUESTIONS FOR MINORITY LEADER NANCY PELOSI

June 13, 2006

On the verge of unveiling the Democrat “agenda,” Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) and Capitol Hill Democrats today decided to postpone such an announcement for the 5th time. Read More

“Spring cleaning” report complements gop efforts to target waste, fraud, and abuse

June 12, 2006

Republican-led House committees have exercised their congressional oversight responsibility to expose – and in many cases, eliminate – billions in waste, fraud, and abuse in federal programs. In conjunction with Speaker Dennis Hastert’s (R-IL) “Spring Cleaning” project, today Majority Leader John Boehner is released a report highlighting some of the best examples of committee oversight in the 109th Congress to date. Read More

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