Federal contracts should always be awarded based on the best value to the taxpayer -- whether it's a contract for a Navy destroyer or a services agreement to cut the grass in front of a federal building.
Americans recently paused on Veterans Day to honor the brave men and women who have secured our freedom by their duty, honor, and sacrifice. We honor them because we know we cannot fully enjoy our freedom without remembering the great price at which it has been purchased.
Congress is currently on a path to cut funding for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). With fuel prices on the rise and a stubborn economic recovery, this is absolutely the wrong time to be cutting back on this critical assistance.
"USDA's ill-advised proposed regulation seems to have been driven by concern that children eat too many French fries and potato chips. I agree, but there are many other ways to prepare this excellent vegetable."