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Appropriations Subcommittee on BLM Budget, Oil and Gas Rulemakings

May 18, 2015

Appropriations Subcommittee on BLM Budget, Oil and Gas Rulemakings The Senate Appropriations Interior Subcommittee gathered on Wednesday, May 13th for a hearing on the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)’s FY2016... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Letter: How to Vote for Taxpayers on NDAA Amendments

May 15, 2015

Letter: How to Vote for Taxpayers on NDAA Amendments On Thursday, as the House of Representatives debated the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), H.R. 1735, members offered a number of... Read More

Letters & Testimony

TCS Backs NDAA Amendment to Stop a Shipbuilding Slippery Slope

May 15, 2015

TCS Backs NDAA Amendment to Stop a Shipbuilding Slippery Slope On Thursday, TCS wrote the House of Representatives to support an amendment offered by Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Jared Polis (D-CO) to... Read More

Letters & Testimony

TCS & NTU Ask House Rules Committee to Allow Fiscally Responsible Amendments

May 13, 2015

TCS & NTU Ask House Rules Committee to Allow Fiscally Responsible Amendments On Tuesday, TCS and the National Taxpayers Union (NTU) sent a letter urging the House Rules Committee to deem certain amendments in order for... Read More

Statements

TCS Submits Comments on ONRR’s Proposed Coal Valuation Reform Rule

May 08, 2015

TCS Submits Comments on ONRR’s Proposed Coal Valuation Reform Rule TCS sent the following comments to the Office of Natural Resource Revenue (ONRR) on their proposed rule for Coal Valuation reform. Click... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Joint letter from TCS & POGO to Members of the House on the good, the bad and the ugly in the NDAA

May 07, 2015

Joint letter from TCS & POGO to Members of the House on the good, the bad and the ugly in the NDAA Taxpayers for Common Sense and the Project on Government Oversight sent the following letter to each member of the House of Representatives on... Read More

Our Take

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter Is Singing Our Song

May 07, 2015

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter Is Singing Our Song They say imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. If so, the Talking Heads were pleased to see this quote from the Secretary of Defense... Read More

Our Take

House Passes FY2016 Energy and Water Spending Bill

May 04, 2015

House Passes FY2016 Energy and Water Spending Bill After being introduced on the floor of the House of Representatives on Monday, April 27 and a week of segmented debate, the fiscal year (FY)... Read More

Letters & Testimony

TCS and POGO Urge House to Cut MOX Funding from Energy and Water Bill

May 01, 2015

TCS and POGO Urge House to Cut MOX Funding from Energy and Water Bill On April 30th, TCS and Project on Government Oversight sent the following letter to the House of Representatives urging members to eliminate... Read More

Letters & Testimony

TCS and NTU Urge Support for Mulvaney-Van Hollen Amendments

April 30, 2015

TCS and NTU Urge Support for Mulvaney-Van Hollen Amendments In a letter to the House on Thursday, TCS and the National Taxpayers Union (NTU) urged members to support the amendments offered by Rep.s Mick... Read More

TCS appearances in the media

How Congress Hopes to De-Earmark Trade Earmarks

May 20, 2015 | The Washington Post

Caught in the crossfire of a ban on earmarks are little-known, specialized tax breaks members of Congress long secured for businesses back... Read More

Budget Gimmicks Are the New Normal

May 20, 2015 | U.S. News & World Report

Budget gimmicks seem to be the new normal in Washington. Straightforward budgeting, where the president proposes and the Congress disposes,... Read More

Does Florida Take Billions More from Washington Than It Gives?

May 18, 2015 | Politifact Florida

The statement "Florida sends $135 billion and D.C. returns $150 billion." Rep. Debbie Mayfield, R-Vero Beach, May 4 on Twitter The... Read More

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Fact Sheets

Reforming the Federal Coal Program: Using Economic Principles to Calculate Royalties

May 08, 2015

Reforming the Federal Coal Program: Using Economic Principles to Calculate Royalties Click [HERE] to view this fact sheet in PDF form.   Reforming the Federal Coal Program: Using Economic Principles to Calculate... Read More

Reports & Data

How To Reform U.S. Disaster Policy To Prepare For A Riskier Future

April 21, 2015

How To Reform U.S. Disaster Policy To Prepare For A Riskier Future Taxpayers for Common Sense joined fellow fiscal groups, consumer advocates, environmental organizations, and insurance interests in the... Read More

Reports & Data

Common Sense Cuts for the 114th Congress

April 15, 2015

Common Sense Cuts for the 114th Congress Silencing Sequester Scaremongers with $2 trillion in Deficit Reduction... Read More

Weekly Wastebasket

Our weekly reality-check for federal spending. View All

May 22, 2015

Paving the Way with Gimmicks

Right before lawmakers in the House of Representatives headed home for Memorial Day events, parades, and... Read More

Quote of the Week:
"Leave it to Washington to create a multimillion-dollar solution to a nonexistent problem that requires the creation of a new bureaucracy, all for the sole purpose of increasing the profits of a small number of catfish farmers. Kafka would understand, but U.S. taxpayers should be angry."

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), referring to a wasteful catfish inspection program being set up under the U.S. Department of Agriculture, even though the FDA inspects all other seafood (CQ Roll Call)