The National Institutes of Health is spending over $50,000 to study whether college students eat junk food when they drink.
The National Science Foundation is spending roughly $150,000 to make college engineering programs “inclusive” to LGBT students.
Regulations issued under the Obama administration could cost taxpayers roughly $350 billion, according to a new report released by Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.).
The Small Business Administration spent $18 billion over 15 years on taxpayer-financed loans to businesses that ended up failing, according to a report from Open the Books, a nonprofit group that focuses on government transparency.
The Department of Veterans Affairs spends billions of dollars annually on contracts for goods and services without proper oversight and management, according to a government watchdog.
The Social Security Administration has paid dead federal workers $1.7 million in recent years, with the deceased receiving benefits an average of seven years after their death, according to an agency watchdog.
The National Institutes of Health is spending nearly $1 million on a study of lesbian couples to see if stress makes them drink too much.
The National Endowment for the Humanities is spending over $50,000 to publish a book about the relationships between humans and trees.
The Department of Veterans Affairs spent nearly $300,000 on televisions that have sat unused in storage for more than two years.