The National Institutes of Health is spending nearly $200,000 on a study that seeks to improve older women’s sex lives through mindfulness meditation.
If Congress were to cut unnecessary and wasteful spending in the federal government, it could balance the budget in three years based on recommendations by Citizens Against Government Waste, a nonpartisan organization.
The National Institutes of Health is spending over $400,000 studying whether gender norms of masculinity and femininity lead LGBTQ individuals to drink too much.
Environmental Protection Agency employees under the Obama administration earned emergency overtime pay without justification, in violation of agency policy.
The National Endowment for the Humanities’ list of taxpayer-funded projects includes $300,000 for conversations about water, $75,000 for a database of podcasts, and $30,000 for oral histories of lesbian and gay Idahoans.
Rep. Virginia Foxx (R., N.C.), who chairs the House Education and the Workforce Committee, is investigating Labor Department whistleblower complaints that government officials purposefully thwarted ill nuclear workers’ or their widows’ claims for compensation required by law.
The Internal Revenue Service rehired employees who were previously involved in agency misconduct such as falsifying documents or having unauthorized access to sensitive taxpayer information, according to an audit from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.
The Convention of States Project announced Monday that former Sen. Jim DeMint (R., S.C.) will join the organization as a senior adviser.
The budget, released officially Tuesday, seeks to reduce the Environmental Protection Agency’s redundancies and efficiencies while prioritizing infrastructure and environmental clean up efforts.