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August 21, 2017

By Laura Peterson

New Bill Hurts and Helps Trump’s Border Wall



Donald Trump on the campaign trail A new Republican bill loosens President Trump’s requirement for a border wall, but contains disturbing implications for government contracting and corporate handouts.

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security, Contract Oversight

July 17, 2017

By Christine Ostrosky

Congressional Caucuses Demand Transparency from ICE



Detention Center fence The leaders of several Congressional caucuses delivered a letter to Immigration and Customs Enforcement on July 11 demanding data on the nation’s detention centers.

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Topics: Open Government, Contract Oversight

June 27, 2017

By Laura Peterson

Border Wall is Billion-Dollar Black Box So Far



U.S. Border Wall Trump’s border wall is crawling toward creation despite lack of transparency, funding, and planning.

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security, Contract Oversight

April 24, 2017

By Justin Rood

Martin Hellman: Congress Should Determine Facts About Chem Attack in Syria



syria missile One of Congress's responsibilities is to check and balance executive power. Stanford professor Martin Hellman argues in a recent article that it should act on that responsibility by examining the intelligence Trump used to justify bombing Syria.

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Topics: Government Accountability

April 12, 2017

By Mia Steinle

What’s the Best Way to Secure the Border?



To the right lies Tijuana, Baja California, and on the left is San Diego, California. The building in the foreground on the San Diego side is a sewage treatment plant built to clean the Tijuana River. The Senate and Department of Homeland Security agree the U.S. needs to secure its southern border. But a big question remains: how?

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Topics: National Security

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