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House Budget Committee Introduces FY18 Budget Resolution: “Building a Better America”

Today, the House Budget Committee released its Fiscal Year 2018 budget resolution: “Building a Better America – A Plan for Fiscal Responsibility.” It is a plan to balance the budget, promote job creation, strengthen our national security, improve health care for all Americans, return power back to the states, and bring accountability to the federal government.

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Highlighting Waste, Fraud and Abuse: the FCC's Lifeline Program

Not surprisingly, when GAO sampled 3.5 million Lifeline subscribers, it could not verify the eligibility of more than a third of them – some 1.2 million households. In an undercover test using fictitious names and documentation, GAO gained approval for Lifeline service from 12 of 19 providers contacted.

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The Hazardous Trend of Uncontrolled Spending

Direct spending excluding interest totaled $2.4 trillion in fiscal year 2016 and will nearly double to $4.3 trillion by 2027, according to the Congressional Budget Office [CBO]. This is the principal source of the Nation’s growing national debt, which now stands at $19.9 trillion – greater than the size of the entire economy.

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