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Support Common Sense Reforms to Federally Subsidized Crop Insurance

September 19, 2017

Support Common Sense Reforms to Federally Subsidized Crop Insurance Taxpayers for Common Sense co-signed the following letter to the House and Senate urging members to support crop insurance reform. ... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Taxpayer Groups Urge No Vote on Baldwin “Buy American” Amendment

September 14, 2017

Taxpayer Groups Urge No Vote on Baldwin “Buy American” Amendment Taxpayers for Common Sense and National Taxpayers Union sent the following letter to the Senate urging Members to reject an amendment to the 'National Defense Authorization Act' that would maintain protectionist provisions... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Cotton Amendment to National Security Bill: Profligate and Irresponsible

September 14, 2017

Cotton Amendment to National Security Bill: Profligate and Irresponsible National Taxpayers Union and Taxpayers for Common Sense sent a letter to the Senate urging Members to reject an amendment to the 'National Defense Authorization Act' that would eliminate the 2011 Budget Control Act’s (BCA) provisions to enforce the congressionally-enacted discretionary spending caps.... Read More

Our Take

Cotton And Dairy Want More Subsidies They Don’t Need

September 08, 2017

Cotton And Dairy Want More Subsidies They Don’t Need Despite the USDA projecting farm income increasing in 2017, agriculture lobbyists still demand more taxpayer cash.... Read More

Our Take

Repeal of ONRR Valuation Rule Moves Forward

September 07, 2017

Repeal of ONRR Valuation Rule Moves Forward On August 30, a U.S. District Court found that the Department of the Interior (DOI) had violated the Administrative Procedures Act (APA)... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Comments to the Environmental Protection Agency on Renewable Fuel Standard Program

September 06, 2017

Comments to the Environmental Protection Agency on Renewable Fuel Standard Program Taxpayers for Common Sense sent a letter to the EPA providing comments on its proposed rule titled “Renewable Fuel Standard Program: Standards for 2018 and Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2019."... Read More

Our Take

Harvey, Flood Insurance, and Sandy/Disaster Funding

September 01, 2017

Harvey, Flood Insurance, and Sandy/Disaster Funding From our inception, Taxpayers for Common Sense has worked on the National Flood Insurance Program and disaster spending issues. Hurricane... Read More

Press Releases

DOI Royalty Policy Committee Does Not Include Any Taxpayer Advocates

September 01, 2017

DOI Royalty Policy Committee Does Not Include Any Taxpayer Advocates Washington, DC — Today Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced the appointees to the newly reformed Royalty Policy Committee.... Read More

Our Take

Vogtle Owner Asking for $1.6 Billion More in Loan Guarantees

August 29, 2017

Vogtle Owner Asking for $1.6 Billion More in Loan Guarantees On Thursday, Oglethorpe Power Company reported it was seeking an additional $1.5-$1.6 billion loan guarantee from the Department of Energy... Read More

Federal-Free Risk Management in Agriculture

August 25, 2017

Federal-Free Risk Management in Agriculture Like all businesses, agricultural producers face a number of risks in maintaining a profitable enterprise. Successful management of these... Read More

TCS appearances in the media

Congress cannot squander a rare opportunity for reform

September 14, 2017 | The Washington Times

If you believe Congress should focus on cutting taxes for the American people, reducing the size of government, and ending decades of wasteful... Read More

Will Rebuilding After Harvey and Irma Make More Flooding Inevitable?

September 13, 2017 | The New Yorker

The aim of the National Flood Insurance Program, which was created by Congress, in 1968, in the aftermath of Hurricane Betsy, is to provide... Read More

Spending Battles Are Likely Still Brewing Despite Bipartisan Agreement on Hurricane Aid

September 12, 2017 | Governemnt Executive

The bill President Trump signed on Friday providing $15.25 billion for hurricane relief efforts was at best a down payment. Damages from... Read More

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Cyber Spending Database

July 31, 2017

Cyber Spending Database Taxpayers has created a cyber spending database to ask, explore, and analyze how much money the federal government is spending on cyber programs across all agencies.... Read More

Fact Sheets

Locked into Outdated, Ineffective Methane Rule: Taxpayers Will Lose

June 16, 2017

Locked into Outdated, Ineffective Methane Rule: Taxpayers Will Lose The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has postponed the date of when certain sections of its Methane Waste Rule will take effect, citing... Read More

Fact Sheets

Rural Energy for America Program

June 15, 2017

Rural Energy for America Program The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) was created in the 2008 Farm Bill to provide federal grants and loans to renewable energy... Read More

Weekly Wastebasket

Our weekly reality-check for federal spending. View All

September 15, 2017

Knifing the Budget Caps

Self-control is hard. It’s apparently especially hard if you’re a member of Congress doling out taxpayer... Read More

Quote of the Week:
"We have been driving towards the edge of a cliff and last week we decided to slow down to 30 miles an hour from 50."

Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), the senior-most Democrat on the Armed Services Committee, on the three-month continuing resolution to fund government through December 8th while the House earlier adopted a defense spending bill that will bust Budget Control Act mandated caps.

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