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2012-10-01 06:23:26

NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Knight-Bagehot Fellowship at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism today announced that Bloomberg News reporter and Knight-Bagehot alumnus Peter S. Green ('2004) has won the third annual Christopher J. Welles Memorial Prize. The award recognizes Mr. Green's sophisticated and influential coverage of widespread tax avoidance among US corporations amid ambivalent, ineffectual use by the Internal Revenue Service of the whistle blower...

2012-05-16 10:20:30

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog today welcomed an investigation by Sen. Charles Grassley, (R-Iowa) into Google's use of NASA's Moffett Federal Airfield in Santa Clara County, California, near Google headquarters. Grassley, ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, wrote Charles F. Bolden Jr., NASA Administrator, expressing concern about "troubling allegations regarding the Google fleet of aircraft housed at Moffett Airfield." In...

2012-01-31 12:28:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A whistleblower law passed 25 years ago to little fanfare has helped the government recover more than $30 billion and become the government's most successful weapon in the fight against Medicare fraud, defense contractor fraud and other types of fraud against the government. The Department of Justice is commemorating the 25th anniversary of the amended False Claims Act by hosting an event today that will feature some of the key players in the law's...

2011-10-11 13:00:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced it will host a presentation by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA): "The Rule of Law under Attack - from Stealth Amnesty to the Fast and Furious Scandal." Senator Grassley is Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and has a well-earned reputation as a leading Senate watchdog against government waste, fraud, and abuse. Date:...

2011-09-23 13:15:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Whistleblower protection is taxpayer protection" - that's the message headlining an open letter to Congress released this week, which is signed by 15 organizations from the conservative and free market movement. The coalition, spearheaded by the 362,000-member National Taxpayers Union (NTU), calls for passage of the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act. The legislation (S. 743) has backing from a bipartisan group of 14 Senators...

2011-07-21 13:28:00

President Goodwin Praises Sens. Schumer and Grassley for Introducing S. 1309 WASHINGTON, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Congress works to bring down the cost of healthcare delivery and reduce the budget deficit, Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) have introduced critical legislation that would increase access to podiatric care and save billions of dollars in the process. The Equity and Access for Podiatric Physicians Under Medicaid Act (S. 1309) would...

2011-06-30 11:52:00

Legislation would elevate NGB chief to Joint Chiefs of Staff WASHINGTON, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thirty senators (list below) now sponsor legislation that would give the National Guard a voice in final resource decisions at the Pentagon. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., introduced the National Guard Empowerment and State-National Defense Integration Act of 2011, S. 1025, in late May. Twenty-eight senators have since signed on as...

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2011-05-19 11:45:00

According to a new study, U.S. businesses could support about one million more jobs if China stopped intellectual property violations. The U.S. International Trade Commission surveyed businesses and estimated that they lost about $48 billion in 2009 due to infringement of intellectual property rights by China. The survey said if China raised its enforcement to U.S. levels, the businesses could increase employment by 923,000 jobs in the U.S. The commission also said that up to 2.1 million...

2011-05-18 16:49:00

International Trade Commission investigation finds up to 2.1 million US jobs at stake WASHINGTON, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rampant intellectual property theft and restrictive indigenous innovation policies in China cost the US economy up to 2.1 million jobs, an investigation by the US International Trade Commission has found. Conducted at the request of Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and former Ranking Member, now Senior Committee Member Chuck...

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2011-02-03 10:22:04

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid replied to Republican efforts to repeal the controversial healthcare reform law, saying: "They want to replace patients' rights with insurance companies' power. They want to replace health with sickness. They want to replace the promise of tomorrow with the pain of yesterday," Reuters reports. On a party-line vote of 51-47, the Senate rejected the Republican measure to rescind the law that aims to provide more than 30 million uninsured Americans with...