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Our Take

TCS Analysis of President’s FY2016 Budget

February 02, 2015

TCS Analysis of President’s FY2016 Budget Taxpayers for Common Sense staff will be combing through the President's budget over the next several hours and days, explaining what the... Read More

Our Take

Upcoming Administrative Actions on Methane

February 26, 2015

Upcoming Administrative Actions on Methane In January, the White House announced a series of actions aimed at reducing emissions from methane, a potent greenhouse gas, including a goal... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Joint Letter to the Senate Urges Renewable Fuel Standard Reform

February 26, 2015

Joint Letter to the Senate Urges Renewable Fuel Standard Reform Today, TCS joined 34 other organizations in support of a new measure to reform the failed Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)... Read More

Our Take

New Vogtle Delay Highlights Risks of DOE’s Loan Guarantees

February 12, 2015

New Vogtle Delay Highlights Risks of DOE’s Loan Guarantees In a recent filing, Southern Company reported that the construction of two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle, which is partially owned by... Read More

Letters & Testimony

TCS and 46 Other Organizations Support FOIA Reform

February 06, 2015

TCS and 46 Other Organizations Support FOIA Reform On Thursday, TCS joined with 46 other organizations to send a letter to Congress in support of recent efforts to reform the Freedom of... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Diverse Coalition Calls for RFS Reform in Letter to the House

February 04, 2015

Diverse Coalition Calls for RFS Reform in Letter to the House Today, TCS joined 34 other organizations in support of a bill introduced in the House to finally reform the failed Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)... Read More

Statements

Taxpayers for Common Sense Statement on the end of FutureGen

February 04, 2015

Statement of Ms. Ryan Alexander, President, Taxpayers for Common Sense on the end of FutureGen. “After wasting hundreds of millions of tax... Read More

Our Take

Costs for Agricultural Shallow Loss Programs Run Deep

January 29, 2015

Costs for Agricultural Shallow Loss Programs Run Deep Just this week, CBO released an updated Farm Program baseline estimating that new agricultural income entitlement programs will cost taxpayers... Read More

Our Take

Congressional Scorekeeper Releases Budget Outlook

January 26, 2015

Congressional Scorekeeper Releases Budget Outlook Today the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its annual report on the federal government’s budget and economic outlook, and the text... Read More

Our Take

Residents Recognize Medicine Bow Plant Isn’t Worth Their Support

December 22, 2014

Residents Recognize Medicine Bow Plant Isn’t Worth Their Support Last week, it was welcome news to hear that citizens of Hanna, Wyoming are skeptical about the proposed construction of a $2 billion coal to... Read More

TCS appearances in the media

CBS This Morning Questions Essential Air Service, Vexes Devils Lake Officials

February 25, 2015 | Grand Forks Herald

Devils Lake officials are a bit perturbed by a CBS This Morning report Tuesday that featured the city.   The story questioned the... Read More

Mailing in Their Own Wish Lists, Lawmakers Try to Shape President’s Budget

February 24, 2015 | Environment & Energy

Members of Congress have worked behind the scenes for weeks, if not months, to influence President Obama's fiscal 2016 budget request. Agency... Read More

Is Essential Air Service Wasting Taxpayer Money?

February 24, 2015 | CBS News

The Essential Air Service (EAS) program began in 1978 to ensure commercial flights to small and remote communities. There are more than 100... Read More

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Reports & Data

Taxpayers are losing millions on natural gas extracted from federal land

November 19, 2014

Taxpayers are losing millions on natural gas extracted from federal land The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) within the Department of the Interior (DOI) manages both leasing on federal lands and leasing of federal... Read More

Reports & Data

Superstorm Sandy Spending Report, Two Years Later

October 28, 2014

Superstorm Sandy Spending Report, Two Years Later Wednesday, October 29th marked the second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy hitting the east coast and provided another opportunity to examine... Read More

Fact Sheets

Updated: Biorefinery Assistance Program Fact Sheet

October 03, 2014

Updated: Biorefinery Assistance Program Fact Sheet The Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program (formerly the Biorefinery Assistance Program), administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development office, is intended to provide grants and loan guarantees to producers of advanced biofuels or heat and power from various bioenergy crops and feedstocks.... Read More

Weekly Wastebasket

Our weekly reality-check for federal spending. View All

February 20, 2015

High Risk for Waste

Alert! The Government Accountability Office – the nonpartisan watchdog arm of Congress – has released its “High... Read More

Quote of the Week:
"To cherry-pick certain provisions where policy-wise it may make sense and there's great agreement behind the policy that's being offered, not paying for it undermines the ability for us to comprehensively reform the code, making the difficult decisions so we don't leave a legacy of debt for future generations"

Rep. Ron Kind (D-Wis.) referring to the recent passage of legislation in the House to make certain tax extenders permanent without offsetting their costs