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July 22, 2013

By Christine Anderson

Rules Committee Threatens to Nix Debate on Defense Spending



Lockbox As the House Rules Committee considers amendments on the Defense Appropriations Act, our allies urge House leadership to allow all amendments to go to the Floor.

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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 12, 2013

By Neil Gordon

A White Elephant and Toxic Air at Camp Leatherneck



Camp Leatherneck The Afghanistan reconstruction watchdog found two egregious examples of waste at Camp Leatherneck.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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

July 9, 2013

By Neil Gordon

POGO Obtains Second Helping of “Compelling Reason” Memos



Contract Oversight POGO has obtained the compelling reason determinations issued by the Defense Logistics Agency in 2009 and 2010 to waive the suspension of indicted logistics company Agility and extend its contracts to support the military in the Middle East.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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