More than $1.6 billion in unemployment insurance benefits was paid to individuals who did not seek work in fiscal year 2016, according to an audit from the Government Accountability Office.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The U.S. Congress on Thursday averted a government shutdown just one day before federal funding was due to expire, sending President Donald Trump a bill to provide just enough money to keep agencies operating through Jan. 19.
The House has introduced a short-term spending bill that would fund the government through Jan. 19, avoiding a potential shutdown at the end of this week, CNBC reported.
A funding announcement by New York and New Jersey for the Gateway tunnel project is being written off as “entirely unserious” by administration officials, who tell the Washington Free Beacon the states are billions of dollars away from where they need to be to get a deal done.
The National Science Foundation is spending roughly $3 million on a study that seeks to make Americans consume less food, water, and energy to become more like the Netherlands.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act proposed by both the House and the Senate will pay for itself by generating higher economic growth, according to an analysis from the Tax Foundation.
One of the top examples of wasteful spending is the taxpayer-funded play “Doggie Hamlet,” according to Sen. James Lankford (R., Okla.).
The National Institutes of Health is spending over $700,000 studying ways to make emergency contraception more effective to prevent obese women from becoming pregnant.