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Senate Energy Committee Approves Energy Policy Reform Bill

July 31, 2015

Senate Energy Committee Approves Energy Policy Reform Bill After a three-day markup, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved a broad energy policy reform bill on Thursday, July 30... Read More

Statements

Statement to BLM on Federal Coal Program

July 29, 2015

Statement to BLM on Federal Coal Program Taxpayers for Common Sense President Ryan Alexander spoke today at the first in a series of listening sessions being held by the Bureau of... Read More

Our Take

Tax Extenders: Senate Finance Committee

July 24, 2015

Tax Extenders: Senate Finance Committee On Tuesday July 21, the Senate Finance Committee approved a $95 billion package of more than 50 tax extenders, which are generally narrow... Read More

Our Take

Homeland Security in the House Appropriations Committee

July 17, 2015

Homeland Security in the House Appropriations Committee This week the House Committee on Appropriations took up the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).... Read More

Statements

TCS statement on public listening sessions on Federal Coal Program

July 09, 2015

TCS statement on public listening sessions on Federal Coal Program TCS President Ryan Alexander's statement on the Interior Department's announcement... Read More

Our Take

GAO Report: Inadequate Bonding Requirements for Wind and Solar Projects

July 02, 2015

GAO Report: Inadequate Bonding Requirements for Wind and Solar Projects Last week, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report on the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)’s bonding requirements for... Read More

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Another $1.8 Billion in Loan Guarantees for Troubled Nuclear Project

June 29, 2015

Another $1.8 Billion in Loan Guarantees for Troubled Nuclear Project   Reactors 1&2 at Plant Vogtle in Burke County, Georgia Last week, the Department of Energy (DOE)... Read More

Coming Up

20th Anniversary Celebration

June 25, 2015

20th Anniversary Celebration For two decades, Taxpayers for Common Sense (TCS) has served as an independent voice for American taxpayers, making sure that the federal... Read More

Statements

DOE Finalizing $1.8 Billion in Loan Guarantees for Vogtle Owner Is Reckless

June 24, 2015

DOE Finalizing $1.8 Billion in Loan Guarantees for Vogtle Owner Is Reckless Today, the Department of Energy announced it would issue $1.8 billion in loan guarantees to the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia (MEAG)... Read More

Event Summary

Briefing on the Tongass Timber Program

June 23, 2015

Briefing on the Tongass Timber Program TCS recently co-hosted a briefing with National Taxpayers Union and National Audubon Society on money-losing timber sales in the Tongass National Forest.... Read More

TCS appearances in the media

Avian flu is hammering hens — should poultry farmers get a bailout?

July 31, 2015 | Gist

You may have noticed that the price of eggs has gone up. That’s partially due to theHighly Pathogenic Avian Influenza epidemic that decimated... Read More

We taxpayers deserve a fair return on our assets

July 29, 2015 | The Hill

Almost every policy discussion in Washington is framed by the fiscal challenges we face as a country, challenges that stem from a long... Read More

Jewell vows more competition, transparency in leasing

July 29, 2015 | Environment & Energy Publishing

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell promised she'd take a "hard look" today at the program for leasing coal reserves to mining companies. In the... Read More

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Reports & Data

Federal Coal Program Resource Page

July 28, 2015

Federal Coal Program Resource Page The resource page for TCS' research on the federal coal program.... Read More

Reports & Data

Agricultural Conservation: A Farmer’s Risk Management Tool

July 28, 2015

Agricultural Conservation: A Farmer’s Risk Management Tool Agricultural producers mitigate risks of doing business in various ways by utilizing private sector risk management options and enrolling in... Read More

Awards

Golden Fleece: Blinders for Blender Pumps

July 21, 2015

Golden Fleece: Blinders for Blender Pumps With his creation of a new program to spend $100 million to pay for new gas station pumps that can handle high-blend ethanol fuels, Secretary... Read More

Weekly Wastebasket

Our weekly reality-check for federal spending. View All

July 31, 2015

Senate DRIVEs in the Wrong Direction

Yesterday, Congress passed the 33rd short-term extension of the federal government’s transportation program... Read More

Quote of the Week:
"People on both sides of the building have used these types of gimmicks and tricks to basically involve ourselves in abject generational theft, keeping us from making tough decisions today. They are not even tough, to be honest—just using our God-given common sense, the same thing that most Americans get up every day and have to deal with."

Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) referring to the 6-year highway bill passed by the Senate on Thursday and the gimmicks used to cover part of its cost.

20th Anniversary Celebration