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Letters & Testimony

Right-Left Coalition Tells Congress to Scrap Increased Funding for OCO Account

December 02, 2016

Right-Left Coalition Tells Congress to Scrap Increased Funding for OCO Account Taxpayers for Common Sense recently joined a left/right coalition letter to Congress regarding the Pentagon budget. The letter told lawmakers... Read More

Our Take

Conference Report: NDAA (FY 2017) - Analysis Blog

December 01, 2016

Conference Report: NDAA (FY 2017) - Analysis Blog The massive piece of compromise legislation that sets Pentagon policy for Fiscal Year 2017 was just released to the public... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Letter to House: Reject Effort to End Earmark Moratorium

November 16, 2016

Letter to House: Reject Effort to End Earmark Moratorium Earlier today, TCS sent the following letter to the House of Representatives arguing against a motion to end the moratorium on Congressional... Read More

Statements

Statement on Finalized BLM Methane Rule

November 15, 2016

Statement on Finalized BLM Methane Rule WASHINGTON, D.C. —The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) within the Department of the Interior (DOI) has updated rules in order to reduce the... Read More

Press Releases

Report: Kemper Disaster Could Get Billions from Taxpayers in Lame Duck Deal

November 15, 2016

Report: Kemper Disaster Could Get Billions from Taxpayers in Lame Duck Deal WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new report from Friends of the Earth and Taxpayers for Common Sense sounds the alarm on a lame duck tax deal that could... Read More

Press Releases

Taxpayers Need Competitive Leasing for Wind and Solar Development on Federal Lands

November 10, 2016

Taxpayers Need Competitive Leasing for Wind and Solar Development on Federal Lands On Thursday, Taxpayers for Common Sense issued the following news release:   Contact:  Michael... Read More

Letters & Testimony

TCS to House: Water Resources Development Act (H.R. 5303) Is Not Worth Your Vote

September 27, 2016

TCS to House: Water Resources Development Act (H.R. 5303) Is Not Worth Your Vote On Tuesday, Taxpayers for Common Sense and National Taxpayers Union urged members of the House to vote down H.R.5303... Read More

Our Take

Cutting the Tongass Timber Plan Down to Size

September 27, 2016

Cutting the Tongass Timber Plan Down to Size Recently, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) took another step toward finalizing an amendment to its plan for managing the Tongass National... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Committee Votes Should be Recorded For Legislation Approving More Than $100 Million

September 14, 2016

Committee Votes Should be Recorded For Legislation Approving More Than $100 Million TCS joined other fiscal conservative organizations to tell Congress they should require a recorded committee vote on legislation approving... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Remove Wasteful Provisions from S. 2848 Water Resources Development Act of 2016

September 08, 2016

Remove Wasteful Provisions from S. 2848 Water Resources Development Act of 2016 TCS sent a letter along with analysis of the WRDA bill, highlighting wasteful provisions. ... Read More

TCS appearances in the media

BLOG | No More Budget Anomalies

November 30, 2016 | U.S. News and World Report

In the hustle and bustle of the modern world, where one can ask an electronic assistant to turn on our lights, turn up the heat or recite... Read More

Farmers Are Getting a Bumper Crop of Subsidies from the 2014 Farm Bill

November 27, 2016 | The Fiscal Times

After years of hard bargaining, Congress in early 2014 finally agreed on a bipartisan farm and nutrition bill aimed at reforming an antiquated... Read More

Optimism Runs High for Coal Industry

November 24, 2016 | The Richmond Register

WASHINGTON — As he traveled around West Virginia coal country in the days after Donald Trump’s election, Republican Rep. Evan Jenkins said he... Read More

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Reports & Data

Coal Tax Subsidies: A Boon for Kemper

November 15, 2016

Coal Tax Subsidies: A Boon for Kemper A new report from Taxpayers for Common Sense (TCS) and Friends of the Earth (FOE) sounds the alarm on a lame duck tax deal that could send... Read More

Fact Sheets

How to Increase the Benefits from Federal Agricultural Conservation Programs

October 31, 2016

How to Increase the Benefits from Federal Agricultural Conservation Programs Covering more than 40 percent of land area in the United States, crop and ranchlands have a significant impact on the landscape.[1]... Read More

Reports & Data

Impact of Federal Budget Gimmicks: Changes in Mandatory Program Spending (ChIMPS)

October 31, 2016

Impact of Federal Budget Gimmicks: Changes in Mandatory Program Spending (ChIMPS)   In budgetary parlance, ChIMPS refers to the process of using annual spending bills to limit spending on a mandatory spending program... Read More

Weekly Wastebasket

Our weekly reality-check for federal spending. View All

December 02, 2016

Wasted Gas Giveaway

Part of President-elect Trump’s pitch was that he could run government more efficiently, with less waste by... Read More

Quote of the Week:
"You can’t just like spending that your party wants and dislike spending that the other party wants,"

Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) 

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