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Department of Commerce

Multi-year funding for operating/maintaining ships

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Appropriating multi-year funds to pay for operation and maintenance of Federal ships would save millions of dollars in costs incurred each year. These costs result from our ability to plan and manage being impeded by uncertain budgets and delayed appropriations. This leads to:
- Deferring necessary maintenance that results in catastrophic failures that need expensive repair instead of paying for relatively inexpensive... more »

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Public Private Partnership

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With over $14 trillion debt, it is high time that the Federal Governemnt change its funding policy. No public or private organization can receive Federal Government capital, operations or research funding unless it contributes a minimum of 10% of the total project budget. In other words, the Federal Government will not provide grants or funds without a minimum (10%) matching from the grantee, recipient or contractor.... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Immigration Health Services Restrictions

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Currently, the Ice Health Service Corps reimburses providers who give healthcare to illegal immigrants who are in border patrol custody. Much of this healthcare is often frivolous, such as an ambulance ride and emergency room treatment for chapped lips, which was an actual paid claim. Many of these services are needed, such as TB screenings and true emergency services, but the rest are not. I suggest tighter restrictions... more »

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASA Budget Allocations

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Eliminate the unnecessary and inefficient budget micromanagement forced upon NASA by Congress. Allow NASA to set its own internal funding allocations based on the space policy priorities set by the President. Congress should not be directing NASA to spend $X million on this program and $Y million on that (or worse, having non engineers design the next heavy lift launch system). To do so is at best wastefully inefficient... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

VA Hospital Encounters

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While working here at the VA, I am in charge of ensuring that the encounters for Patient billing are entered correctly for my department. Since taking over this task the number of errors being made by the staff in this department has drastically dropped because I created how to guides and done several different educational sessions with clinicians in our department. The VA has a vast problem with these encounters and... more »

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