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Oct 09, 2019 10:30 AM

OpenTheBooks Oversight Report - The Congressional Favor Factory

Did you ever wonder why 97 percent of Members of Congress get reelected each year even though only 17 percent of the American people believe our representatives are doing a good job? Our OpenTheBooks Oversight Report includes eight case study examples. Our audit provides the details on how the game is played… with your tax dollars.

Fox Business: Tom Coburn: Here's Why Price Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care

OpenTheBooks Oversight Study: Democratic presidential primary candidates are spending a lot of time talking about health care but no time talking about the primary driver of runaway costs – the lack of price transparency.

Fox Business: Federal Government Blows $4.6M on Lobster Tails and Crab in Single Month

Federal government employees chowed down on $4.6 million worth of lobster tail and crab in a single month last year, according to a report from Open the Books.
Oct 01, 2019 04:24 PM

Forbes: Disgraced Congressman Chris Collins Will Likely Lose His Federal Pension – No Member Has Ever Been Stripped of Their Pension

Disgraced Congressman Chris Collins Will Likely Lose His Federal Pension – No Member Has Ever Been Stripped of Their Pension.
Sep 30, 2019 08:33 PM

New York Post: Chris Collins to cash in on pension despite resigning in disgrace: expert

Rep. Chris Collins will likely get to keep his congressional pension — worth an estimated $17,000 annually — despite quitting Congress in disgrace and planning to plead guilty to an insider trading scheme.​
Sep 30, 2019 10:36 AM

Forbes: Christmas Comes In September, Not December, For Federal Contractors

The largest federal agencies just completed a billion-dollar, year-end spending binge that likely exceeded $100 billion.
Sep 24, 2019 07:00 AM

Press Release: ‘We are watching’ – Ernst Warns Washington Bureaucrats About Their End-of-Year Spending Habits

During the biggest federal spending week of the Fiscal Year, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), who Iowans sent to Washington to cut wasteful government spending and “Make ‘Em Squeal,” is calling out binge-buying bureaucrats for their notorious, annual “use-it or lose-it” spending spree.
Washington Times
Sep 22, 2019 07:00 AM

The Washington Times: Feds rush to spend 20% of $500 billion in one month in 'use it or lose it' spending spree

Federal agencies have shelled out tens of millions of dollars on cars, movie cameras and other items in a contract spending spree that happens across government at the end of every fiscal year.
Sep 19, 2019 07:00 AM

ABC Atlanta Nightly News, Use-It-Or-Lose-It Spending

We are uncovering how some federal agencies are spending your money.

Yahoo! Finance: The Highest-Paid Public Employees in Every State

It’s no secret that football and basketball coaches at public universities command high salaries, but there are other public employees who get paid almost as handsomely as these collegiate coaches. You might not be aware of exactly how high their salaries can go — some of these public employees are millionaires many times over.
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