From time to time, one is tempted to believe that some members of Congress do live in a parallel universe. In the recent past, they have repeatedly criticized the billions of dollars in government contracts that the administration has issued without competition for reconstruction efforts in Iraq and the Gulf Coast. In fact, Congress has repeatedly voted to end or limit these “no-bid


This week’s common sense award should go to Senator Tom CoburnThomas (Tom) Allen CoburnCOVID response shows a way forward on private gun sale checks Inspector general independence must be a bipartisan priority in 2020 Congress must protect federal watchdogs MORE (R-OK) for introducing this important amendment.


Yesterday, a politically diverse group of ten taxpayer and good government groups released a letter urging members of the House to do away with “No-Bid Earmarks