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Making News: Interviewed on Buy American and Trade-Related Infrastructure Issues

I’m pleased to announce that the video is now on-line of an interview I gave last week on the intersection between infrastructure and trade policy issues – and specifically, on the future of the Buy American programs governing the public sector’s multi-billion dollar purchases of goods and services. 174 more words


Following Up: Why Buy American Reform is More Urgent - & Feasible - Than Ever

Although it doubtless wasn’t an intention of Wall Street Journal reporters Coulter Jones and Shane Shifflett, their article this morning on President Trump’s recent efforts to strengthen the U.S. 627 more words


Gov't Watchdog To Examine Cost Of Trump's Florida Travel

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WASHINGTON (AP) – A government watchdog will investigate the taxpayer-funded travel costs when President Donald Trump travels to the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida and the security procedures surrounding those trips. 117 more words


Trump to order construction of US-Mexico border wall; expected to suspend refugee program

Wednesday President Trump is expected to order the construction of his long-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and take other actions on immigration, a cornerstone of his presidential campaign. 437 more words

Current Events

Government Watchdog GAO To Be Reinforced

Bill H.R 72 the Access & Oversight Act passed the senate with 99 yeas and zero Nays. It helps the Government Accountability Office (GOA) obtain any records from federal agencies in order to execute its duties to oversee how the government spends taxpayer money. 58 more words

Trump takes aim at Pentagon’s ‘revolving door’ and Lockheed Martin’s $400 billion F-35 program

It’s about time someone questioned all these great deals, that rip off the taxpayers. Just over a year after Northrop Grumman won the multi-billion dollar contract to build a next-generation stealth bomber, the company appointed Mark Welsh, who was serving as Army Chief of Staff at the time of the contract award, to its board. 528 more words

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Report: $171M Garnished From Older Americans' Social Security To Repay Student Debt In 2015

It can take years, even decades, for student loan borrowers to repay their debts. To that end, a new report has found that tens of thousands of older adults – including senior citizens – continue to be saddled with mountains of student debt later in life, often having their government benefits cut to repay the costs.  611 more words

Government Policy