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Sep 27, 2018 09:00 AM

Washington Free Beacon: Fed Spending Spree Included Millions on Cars, Scooters, Fidget Spinners

Federal agencies spent millions on cars, scooters, fidget spinners, and shuffleboards in an attempt to exhaust their budgets before they run out at the end of the fiscal year.
Sep 27, 2018 09:00 AM

Newsweek: Pentagon Rushes to Spend Billions Before End of Month

The Pentagon is expected to spend more than $111 billion in three months as it rushes to use the remainder of its $700-billion budget before the end of the 2018 fiscal year on September 30, Defense One reported.
Sep 26, 2018 10:00 AM

Subscriber Special: Stop Washington's Spending Frenzy

"If the swamp seems to be draining slowly, that’s because Congress hasn’t removed the plug. Changing the use-it-or-lose-it culture in Washington would go a long way."
Sep 25, 2018 08:00 AM

Real Clear Politics: Let's End Washington's Use-It-Or-Lose-It Spending Culture

In a few weeks, members of Congress will face voters who ought to be in a better mood. The economy is growing twice as fast as it did under the previous administration. Tax and regulatory reform are bringing capital back into the economy. Still, taxpayers feel uncertain and nervous.

Press Release: Open Letter To President Donald Trump

Former U.S. Senator Dr. Tom Coburn (Okla.) and Adam Andrzejewski, CEO and Founder of, ask the commander in chief to wage a “War on Waste.”
Sep 24, 2018 10:00 AM

Subscriber Special: Wall Street Journal, Our Letter to President Donald Trump

"As commander in chief, President Donald Trump can lead the ‘War on Waste.' We are asking the president to defend the American taxpayer and cut the egregious waste, fraud, and taxpayer abuse."

Marketplace: It's Use-It-Or-Lose-It Season in Washington

Congress is making some progress on spending bills for fiscal year 2019, which starts October first. But, while lawmakers fight over next year's budget, federal agencies are still struggling to spend all the money they got this year, because what they don't use by the end of the month, Congress takes back. So cue the September spending spree, which has become so routine, many agencies plan for it. Up to a point, anyway.

Oregon Governor Kate Brown Tests The Limits of Policy and Politics

Is it legal in Oregon to use public funds for a political purpose? Not according to the governor’s own ethics policy. According to the governor’s own internal “political activities” policy, “employees are expressly prohibited from using any work time or any state resources to conduct political activities.”​
Sep 14, 2018 08:00 AM

Subscriber Special: Is OR Gov. Kate Brown Forcing Taxpayers to Fund Her Campaign?

"By campaigning under the guise of 'official' business, Governor Kate Brown is keeping Oregon’s “new day” permanently beyond the horizon."
Sep 14, 2018 05:30 AM

Forbes: Is Oregon Governor Kate Brown Asking Taxpayers to Fund Her Re-Election Campaign?

According to Oregon law, public funds cannot be used for a political purpose. Yet, data we’ve compiled at shows a troubling pattern of Governor Kate Brown mixing taxpayer-funded travel with campaign fundraising events.
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