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Legislative Branch

Eliminate earmark boondoggles

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One recent and fairly egregious example is the NOAA Environmental Security Data Center in Fairmont West Virginia. It was built with earmark money resulting from a backroom deal with the recently disgraced Congressman Mollohan. The building is enormously expensive and largely un-necessary, and will sit 80% empty with no clients for years. It is the creme de la creme of boondoggles. Shut it down.

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Department of Health and Human Services

DEMYSTIFY & STREAMLINE THE PROCUREMENT PROCESS

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A major bottleneck we have had at NIH for YEARS is the lack of communication between contract officers & scientists regarding the preparation of proper requisitions for purchases over the micro purchase threshold. Procurement is the fuel needed to maintain laboratory production & move scientific research forward daily. The ordering process for competitive & sole source purchases involves scientists, purchase agents, &... more »

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