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Letters & Testimony

Coalition Decries Provision to Relax Pentagon FOIA Rules

August 24, 2016

Coalition Decries Provision to Relax Pentagon FOIA Rules TCS joins 40 organizations from across the political spectrum to decry provisions that would let the Pentagon skirt recently strengthened... Read More

Press Releases

Gone with the Wind: How Taxpayers are Losing Millions in Revenue from Wasted Gas

August 11, 2016

Gone with the Wind: How Taxpayers are Losing Millions in Revenue from Wasted Gas WASHINGTON, DC —Federal taxpayers lost nearly $600 million in royalty revenues during a 10-year period ending in 2015 because of royalty... Read More

Our Take

Covering Costs of Cleaning Up Coal Mines

August 09, 2016

Covering Costs of Cleaning Up Coal Mines The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), in a new policy advisory to states on surface coal mining, says that coal... Read More

Event Summary

Prepping the Ground for Farm Bill Reform

July 29, 2016

Prepping the Ground for Farm Bill Reform Most of the programs created in the trillion-dollar 2014 farm bill are authorized through 2018. Consequently, Congress is unlikely to have a... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Comments on federal coal review

July 28, 2016

Comments on federal coal review Comments for the scoping period of the federal coal Programmatic EIS... Read More

Statements

Statement on GAO Report on Flaring and Venting of Natural Gas

July 21, 2016

Statement on GAO Report on Flaring and Venting of Natural Gas Ryan Alexander, president, Taxpayers for Common Sense, issued the following statement on the Government Accountability Office’s findings that... Read More

Statements

Comments on Proposed Self-Bonding Rule

July 20, 2016

Re: Comments on Proposed Self-Bonding Rule Changes, Docket ID: OSM-2016-0006 Dear Director Pizarchik: Taxpayers for Common Sense (“TCS”)... Read More

Statements

Debt Management and Fiscal Responsibility Act

July 13, 2016

Statement by Ms. Ryan Alexander, president of Taxpayers for Common Sense on Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) Introducing the Debt... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Fiscal Conservative Coalition Tells Congress to Scrap OCO Deadline Gimmick

July 12, 2016

Fiscal Conservative Coalition Tells Congress to Scrap OCO Deadline Gimmick On Tuesday, Taxpayers for Common Sense joined with 17 other fiscal conservative organizations in sending a letter to all members of Congress... Read More

Coming Up

Make Your Voice Heard on Federal Coal Reform, Email BLM!

July 05, 2016

Make Your Voice Heard on Federal Coal Reform, Email BLM! Make your voice heard on federal coal reform!   Coal mined on federal land belongs to all U.S. taxpayers and getting a fair return for its... Read More

TCS appearances in the media

Feingold: Johnson voted five times for tax breaks that help ship Wisconsin jobs overseas

August 26, 2016 | PolitiFact

In the race for the U.S. Senate, a new TV ad from challenger Russ Feingold claims that U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, the Republican incumbent, "voted... Read More

Opinion: Congressman Doug LaMalfa duped city of Chico into giving him a free campaign stop venue

August 26, 2016 | Chico News & Review

My invitation to Congressman Doug LaMalfa’s recent “community coffee” at Chico’s Fire Station 5 must have gotten lost in the mail. I mean, his... Read More

Government cheese: Dairy subsidies are hard to swallow

August 25, 2016 | The Daily News of Newburyport

Some might say too much cheese is a good problem to have. Finally, shoppers at the grocery store can afford pricier cheese for their... Read More

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Reports & Data

Gone with the Wind: How Taxpayers are Losing from Wasted Gas

August 10, 2016

Gone with the Wind: How Taxpayers are Losing from Wasted Gas Oil and gas companies drilling on federal lands are losing a significant amount of natural gas. In their drilling operations, they are... Read More

Fact Sheets

Correcting the Record: Federal Efforts to Curb Natural Gas Waste

July 15, 2016

The Bureau of Land Management recently proposed new rules to limit the practice of venting and flaring natural gas from oil and gas wells on... Read More

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Just the Facts: The Federal Crop Insurance Program

May 13, 2016

Just the Facts: The Federal Crop Insurance Program Of the many federal subsidies for the agriculture sector, the federal crop insurance program is the most expensive. To help policymakers... Read More

Weekly Wastebasket

Our weekly reality-check for federal spending. View All

August 26, 2016

Costly Decade to Come

“In fiscal year 2016, the federal budget deficit will increase in relation to economic output for the first time... Read More

Quote of the Week:
"I'm convinced that this country will make better decisions about how we use our armed forces, and when we put our service members' lives on the line, when the public is better informed and more engaged. That depends on accurate, informed reporting and analysis, which in turn is dependent on access to the information that shapes our national security policy."

Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX), arguing against broadening exemptions to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for the Pentagon. 

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