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Jun 11, 2019 07:00 AM

OpenTheBooks Media Coverage Report

OpenTheBooks Media Coverage Report - A listing of our top media hits and a full list of our broadcast, online, and print media from 2018-2019. | American Transparency

The New York Times: New York Is a Noisy City. One Man Got Revenge.

Our co-investigation with the New York Times. Complaints to the city provided no relief, so a Manhattan resident sues companies to stop them from making noise. It’s working.

Forbes: A New York City Rat Invasion

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio declared war on rats in 2017. His clarion call demanded “more rat corpses.” The city council mobilized and minted $32 million for his rat extermination campaign. The rat war is now two years old. So how’s the city faring?

The New York Times: Rats Are Taking Over New York City

Gentrifying neighborhoods are a key reason behind the vermin outbreak, which extends beyond New York — Philadelphia, Chicago and Los Angeles are also confronting issues.

Forbes: How the Fortune 100 Turned $2 Billion in Lobbying Spend Into $400 Billion of Taxpayer Cash

Fortune 100 companies are successful because they care about return on investment (ROI). They’ve learned that the Washington D.C. system is built on pay-to-play – and it’s now part of the corporate business model. The more you pay, the easier it is to play.

CSPAN Washington Journal: Federal Funding of Fortune 100 Companies Interview

Adam Andrzejewski discusses our latest oversight report "Federal Funding of Fortune 100 Companies." ​
Washington Times
May 06, 2019 09:00 PM

The Washington Times: Taxpayers fund research for world's richest, most powerful companies, watchdog finds

Fortune 100 companies are among the most aggressive at lobbying Washington — and collect nearly $100 billion a year in federal contracts and grants, according to a watchdog report that suggests taxpayers are feeding the bottom line. Most of the $399 billion collected from 2014 to 2017 went to buy goods or services, especially the complex and expensive weaponry upon which a modern military relies, OpenTheBoooks found.
May 06, 2019 06:45 PM

Federal Funding of Fortune 100 Companies - An OpenTheBooks Oversight Report | American Transparency

Press Release: U.S. Senator Joni Ernst Introduces "End-of-Year Fiscal Responsibility Act"

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), known for making Washington “squeal,” is introducing new legislation that will halt federal agencies’ end of year “use-it or lose-it” shopping spree by removing incentives for the government to spend needlessly.
May 01, 2019 02:00 PM

Real Clear Politics: Billion-Dollar Binge Buying Is No Way to Budget

At a Cabinet meeting last October, President Trump instructed the heads of every federal agency to cut their budgets by at least 5% this year. Ironically, just days earlier, those same agencies had blown through $53 billion in a single week during the annual “use it or lose it” shopping spree that has become one of Washington’s most notorious traditions.
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