Daily Archives: January 15, 2014

Food Stamp Program Waste Not Addressed in Spending Bill

The omnibus spending bill does not defund the Department of Agriculture’s controversial advertising and outreach campaigns — including a partnership with the Mexican government — aimed at promoting food-stamp use. Instead, House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers is “strongly” encouraging … Continue reading

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Issa: IRS Investigation is a Sham

House oversight committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa said that “politically motivated” leaks discredit the FBI investigation into the IRS targeting scandal, which is not expected to result in any criminal charges. “There is little reason for the American people to … Continue reading

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Spending Bill Does Not Restore 90% of Military Pension Cuts

Advocates for military retirees have been pressuring lawmakers to stop the planned cuts to veterans’ pensions from going into effect this year. But a new spending deal announced in Congress this week would leave 90 percent of those cuts in … Continue reading

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