The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ordered $2.5 million worth of IT equipment to prepare for “anticipated traffic” during the last month of open enrollment on Healthcare.gov, according to contract documents released on Thursday.
Taxpayers have paid more than $2.4 million to develop “origami condoms,” including male and female versions, and the “first of its kind anal condom.”
The National Institutes of Health is spending $718,770 to study postpartum depression in “invisible sexual minority women.”
Claiming there is an overabundance of research on postpartum depression in heterosexual married women, the project sets out to find what, “if at all,” impact sexual orientation has on postpartum mental health.
Rep. Diane Black (R., Tenn.) has been fighting for more than a year to eliminate a wasteful and abusive office within the Department of Homeland Security that the Obama administration continues despite it being defunded by Congress.
The Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) will spend $175,000 for a study on the “swimming abilities” of fish in the Northern Rockies, the agency announced on Thursday.
Today marks the five-year anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Commonly known as the stimulus, the nearly $1 trillion law was hailed as an opportunity to bring America into the “21st century.”
The federal government will spend up to $3 million to build “greater understanding” between Russians and Americans by facilitating projects such as summer camp counselor exchanges.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) gave $303,890 in wool loans to an Iowa couple that “owned no sheep.”
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is mismanaging an upgrade to its vital border security computer database that tracks who is eligible to enter the United States, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
Sen. Tom Coburn’s (R., Okla.) long crusade against government spending is coming to an end.