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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

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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

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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

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Top 10 Tax Cherries On Top of the CROmnibus

December 17, 2014

Top 10 Tax Cherries On Top of the CROmnibus Fresh off their $1.1 trillion CROmnibus high, the Senate approved a bill providing dozens of tax breaks to special interests. The tax... Read More

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House Committee Asks Wrong Questions on Federal Subsidies for Nuclear Energy

December 16, 2014

House Committee Asks Wrong Questions on Federal Subsidies for Nuclear Energy Members of the Subcommittee on Energy of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology met with the Department of Energy (DOE) and... Read More

Statements

TCS Statement on the Senate Passing the CROmnibus spending bill

December 14, 2014

TCS Statement on the Senate Passing the CROmnibus spending bill Saturday night the Senate voted 56-40 to pass the CROmnibus. As we have documented (and will continue to document) this bill has many flaws,... Read More

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Stocking Stuffers in CROmnibus’ Pentagon Spending

December 12, 2014

Stocking Stuffers in CROmnibus’ Pentagon Spending The Pentagon portion of the CROmnibus is liberally sprinkled with funding for programs the Pentagon either wants to end or never asked for in... Read More

Our Take

Billions in Taxpayer-Backed Loans Slated for Risky Nukes

December 10, 2014

Billions in Taxpayer-Backed Loans Slated for Risky Nukes Today the Department of Energy issued a $12.5 billion nuclear loan guarantee solicitation. More of a kitchen sink approach this time around,... Read More

Statements

Statement by Ms. Ryan Alexander, President, Taxpayers for Common Sense on the fiscal year 2015 Omnib

December 10, 2014

Statement by Ms. Ryan Alexander, President, Taxpayers for Common Sense on the fiscal year 2015 Omnib We will analyze this bill and find various spending nuggets and legislative provisions, both good and bad, and then it's time to turn the page... Read More

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CROmnibus Analysis Blog

December 09, 2014

CROmnibus Analysis Blog The eagerly anticipated CROmnibus, that will provide funding for the federal government for fiscal year 2015, has finally been... Read More

TCS appearances in the media

Boondoggle on the Border

January 28, 2015 | U.S. News & World Report

The early weeks of any new Congress give those of us paying attention a sense of the types of activity we can expect for the next two years.... Read More

Governors’ Big Oil-Assisted Lobbying Pays Off in Obama’s Atlantic Drilling Plan

January 28, 2015 | Facing South

The Obama administration released its draft five-year plan for oil and gas development on the Outer Continental Shelf this week -- and for the... Read More

Terrorism Risk Insurance Program

January 27, 2015 | Capital Insider

The initiative was created after the tragic events of September 11, 2001. The program expired at the end of December, but its back... 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

January 23, 2015

Dividends of Doing It Differently

Reaction to the President’s State of the Union speech was swift and predictable. Democrats lauded his proposals... Read More

Quote of the Week:
"If we're going to have a successful tax reform, it really shouldn't be just partisan."

Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY), about the possibility of using a parliamentary maneuver (budget reconciliation) to pass tax reform with a simple majority