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FY18 President Trump’s First Full Budget | Live Analysis

May 22, 2017 > Updated: May 22, 2017

FY18 President Trump’s First Full Budget | Live Analysis Stay tuned for live developments as we analyze President Trump's first full budget request for FY2018.... Read More

Our Take

Secret Report on B-21 Secrecy

May 15, 2017

Secret Report on B-21 Secrecy In an ironic twist that shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, the Department of Defense Inspector General has launched a new, and... Read More

Press Releases

Taxpayers Win With Senate’s Refusal to use CRA on Methane Waste Rule

May 10, 2017

Taxpayers Win With Senate’s Refusal to use CRA on Methane Waste Rule Taxpayers for Common Sense issued the following press release following the Senate's disapproval to bring H.J.Res.36 up for a vote.... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Protect Taxpayers from Millions in Lost Royalty Revenue: Vote No on H.J.Res.36

May 10, 2017

Protect Taxpayers from Millions in Lost Royalty Revenue: Vote No on H.J.Res.36 TCS sent the following letter to the Senate, telling Senators to not use the blunt axe of the CRA to repeal the BLM Methane Waste Rule. ... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Taxpayers Lose If Senate Uses Blunt Axe of the CRA to Repeal BLM Methane Waste Rule

May 08, 2017

Taxpayers Lose If Senate Uses Blunt Axe of the CRA to Repeal BLM Methane Waste Rule TCS sent the following letter early Monday morning to the Senate, telling Senators to not use the blunt axe of the CRA to repeal the BLM Methane Waste Rule. ... Read More

Letters & Testimony

TCS Call for Federal Flood Insurance Reform at Senate Hearing on Reauthorizing the NFIP

May 05, 2017

TCS Call for Federal Flood Insurance Reform at Senate Hearing on Reauthorizing the NFIP On May 4th, TCS Vice-President Steve Ellis testified to the Senate Committee on Banking, House, and Urban Affairs at a hearing on the... Read More

Our Take

FY2017 Omnibus - TCS Analysis

May 01, 2017

FY2017 Omnibus - TCS Analysis With 20 years of experience, TCS staff will be combing through the FY2017 Omnibus spending plan and posting our observations and analyses... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Letter | Endorsing Rep. McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) Unauthorized Spending Accountability (USA) Act.

April 26, 2017

Letter | Endorsing Rep. McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) Unauthorized Spending Accountability (USA) Act. Taxpayers for Common Sense and 21 other organizations sent the following letter to Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), in support... Read More

Our Take

Thank You, Sen. Graham, For Defending Taxpayers’ Interests

April 26, 2017

Thank You, Sen. Graham, For Defending Taxpayers’ Interests Last year, the Bureau of Land Management issued a new rule addressing the waste of natural gas from oil and gas development on federal... Read More

Our Take

Thank You, Sen. Collins, For Defending Taxpayers’ Interests

April 26, 2017

Thank You, Sen. Collins, For Defending Taxpayers’ Interests Last year, the Bureau of Land Management issued a new rule addressing the waste of natural gas from oil and gas development on federal... Read More

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Trump Targets Farm Subsidies in Budget Cuts

May 24, 2017 | New Castle News

WASHINGTON — In proposing to slash domestic spending, President Donald Trump is taking aim at the $8 billion subsidy program that insures... Read More

Double-Counting Growth

May 24, 2017 | Fact-Check.Org

How does President Donald Trump’s proposed budget reach a balance in 10 years, as the administration says it will? With 3 percent economic... Read More

Taxpayers Need Clarity on How Trump’s Budget Will Be Implemented

May 23, 2017 | U.S. News & World Report

How will President Trump use your money?... Read More

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Fact Sheets

Cotton’s Generous Safety Net

May 19, 2017

Cotton’s Generous Safety Net In an effort to obtain more taxpayer subsidies, Washington special interests continually misrepresent the existing overly generous taxpayer financed safety net for the U.S. cotton industry. The fact is cotton growers already benefit form billions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies and do not need Washington to authorize even more spending.... Read More

Fact Sheets

Recommendations for Creating an Accountable Farm Safety Net

May 15, 2017

Recommendations for Creating an Accountable Farm Safety Net Making federal agriculture policies more accountable to taxpayers will save tens of billions of federal dollars and reduce barriers for the next generation of farmers and promote a more resilient American agriculture.... Read More

Fact Sheets

Benefits of Strengthening Agriculture Conservation Compliance Standards

May 15, 2017

Benefits of Strengthening Agriculture Conservation Compliance Standards With conservation compliance standards now over 30 years old, it is time to revisit them to ensure the soil and wetland requirements are meeting their goals and delivering a return on investment for taxpayers.... Read More

Weekly Wastebasket

Our weekly reality-check for federal spending. View All

May 19, 2017

Trump(eting) The Budget

The first full budget of the Trump Administration is expected to be released on Tuesday.  This will be the... Read More

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"[Tax reform] will have to be revenue-neutral. We have a $20 trillion dollar debt."

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Bloomberg Politics.

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