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Watchdog group jabs Reid over government waste bill

U.S. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid of Nevada received a government watchdog group’s “dubious honor” as March Porker of the Month for blocking a bill to back inspectors general in their battles against waste, fraud, abuse and mismanagement and refusing to provide a full explanation on why he did so.

House approves bill on merger reviews

The U.S. House approved a partisan bill last week that Republicans claim would help guarantee fairness in the government’s review of business mergers while Democrats warn it would gut an independent process that protects competition and consumers.