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July 23, 2013

By Angela Canterbury

Critical Votes on Savings at the Pentagon Today



Government Accountability This year there are more opportunities to cut unnecessary spending in the Defense Appropriations Act than there has been in a very long time.

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Topics: National Security

July 19, 2013

By Jana Persky

Time to Cut Iraq and Afghanistan Spending



National Security As the House's version of the defense appropriations bill is cobbled together, Congress should vote in favor of an amendment to eliminate approximately $3.5 billion of funding that the Pentagon neither wants, needs nor requested.

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Topics: National Security

July 10, 2013

By Jana Persky

Congress Should Stop Funding Unneeded Nuclear Programs



B61 Bomb The House is voting today on two amendments that will cut funding two nuclear programs that Project On Government Oversight has spoken out against in the past.

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Topics: National Security

June 7, 2013

By POGO Guest Blogger

Time for Answers on Domestic Spying Program



The White House The public has been left completely in the dark about the scope and the extent of the government’s domestic spying.

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Topics: Open Government

June 5, 2013

By Christine Anderson

Senate Should Support Cardin Amendment to Farm Bill Over Grassley-Donnelly Amendments



Farm Bill Graphic There is a clear and important divide between two amendments to the Farm Bill currently under consideration in the Senate.

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Topics: Open Government

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