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Secretary Zinke on Interior’s FY18 Budget - Senate Edition

June 23, 2017

Secretary Zinke on Interior’s FY18 Budget - Senate Edition On Wednesday, the Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke appeared before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and... Read More

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Secretary Zinke on Interior’s FY18 Budget

June 20, 2017

Secretary Zinke on Interior’s FY18 Budget Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke recently testified before the House Appropriations Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Coalition Gives CBO Recommendations on How to Improve Transparency

June 19, 2017

Coalition Gives CBO Recommendations on How to Improve Transparency TCS joined a wide coalition giving the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) recommendations on how to improve transparency. ... Read More

Letters & Testimony

“Flood Insurance Reform: A Taxpayer’s Perspective,” Steve Ellis testifies

June 08, 2017

“Flood Insurance Reform: A Taxpayer’s Perspective,” Steve Ellis testifies Earlier this week, TCS VP Steve Ellis testified to the House Financial Services Committee ... Read More

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 See our full analysis of President Trump's first full budget request. ... Read More

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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

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The Overseas Contingency Operations Account Is Just a Pentagon Slush Fund

June 21, 2017 | U.S. News & World Report

Off-budget, not out of mind.... Read More

Appropriations Aren’t an Afterthought

June 14, 2017 | U.S. News & World Report

Congress mustn't neglect its basic budgeting responsibilities.... Read More

Will Private Insurers Rescue Leaking Flood Insurance Program – or Drown it?

June 12, 2017 | CBS News

Privatizing federal programs is a mantra of President Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress. The National Flood Insurance Program... Read More

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Locked into Outdated, Ineffective Methane Rule: Taxpayers Will Lose

June 16, 2017

Locked into Outdated, Ineffective Methane Rule: Taxpayers Will Lose The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has postponed the date of when certain sections of its Methane Waste Rule will take effect, citing... Read More

Fact Sheets

Rural Energy for America Program

June 15, 2017

Rural Energy for America Program The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) was created in the 2008 Farm Bill to provide federal grants and loans to renewable energy... Read More

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Just the Facts About the 2014 Farm Bill Income Entitlements

June 02, 2017 > Updated: June 02, 2017

Just the Facts About the 2014 Farm Bill Income Entitlements Promises that the 2014 FARM BILL would produce savings for taxpayers are failing to bear fruit. This is because of exploding costs in the... Read More

Weekly Wastebasket

Our weekly reality-check for federal spending. View All

June 23, 2017

Majority (In)Action

Congress is always slow to get legislating the first year of a new President’s term. But even by that... Read More

Quote of the Week:
"I have to smile because you made an assumption there that there is going to be a budget."

Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY) on the closing window for approving a budget resolution

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