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April 17, 2018

By Nicholas Trevino

POGO’s Outsized Tax-Day Impact



Taxes Over the past 37 years, the Project On Government Oversight’s investigations have saved taxpayers billions of dollars.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Energy and Natural Resources, Contract Oversight

April 10, 2018

By Sean Moulton

The Citizenship Question: A Lot Riding on a Single Change in 2020 Census



Silhouettes pass in front of a large lit sign of an American flag The Trump Administration wants to add an untested question about citizenship to the 2020 census, but including it could reduce the accuracy of the data—data that we use to apportion Congressional seats to the states and to direct hundreds of billions in fe

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Topics: Government Accountability

March 30, 2018

By Sean Moulton

Regulatory Rhetoric Meets Regulatory Research



Trump town hall on regulations Despite months of the President railing against regulations, a new government report concludes that benefits of regulations vastly outweigh the costs.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Agency Rulemaking

March 26, 2018

By Peter Tyler

Shortsighted on Oversight



Department of Justice Inspector General, Michael E. Horowitz, in front of a recent tweet by President Trump. The President’s tweeted criticism of the Department of Justice Inspector General’s involvement in an investigation into possible wrongdoing by agency officials, and Congressional calls for an additional special counsel, show the need for more understanding

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

March 21, 2018

By Rebecca Jones

Short-Staffed: Vacancies Leave Life-Altering Oversight Work for Later



Empty conference room Several administrative review boards lack adequate membership to decide important questions of workers’ rights and surveillance oversight. As a result, workers can’t find relief and the American public is worse off.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections, National Security

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