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Letters & Testimony

Oppose Flood Insurance Bailout in Disaster Supplemental

October 12, 2017

Oppose Flood Insurance Bailout in Disaster Supplemental Dear Representative,  The Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act that you will be voting on today... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Comments to the Bureau of Land Management on the West Antelope III Coal Lease

October 06, 2017

Taxpayers for Common Sense provided comments on the Bureau of Land Management on its scoping process of the West Antelope III Coal Lease.... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Fiscal Groups urge “No” Vote on Graham Amendment

October 05, 2017

Fiscal Groups urge “No” Vote on Graham Amendment Dear Senator: On behalf of our organizations and our combined memberships, we urge you to vote against Senator Graham’s (R-SC) amendment... Read More

Letters & Testimony

A Voice for Taxpayers at the First Meeting of the Royalty Policy Committee

October 04, 2017

A Voice for Taxpayers at the First Meeting of the Royalty Policy Committee Ryan Alexander, President of Taxpayers for Common Sense, spoke today at the first meeting of the Department of the Interior’s (DOI’s)... Read More

Statements

Statement on Delay and Suspension of BLM Methane Waste Rule

October 04, 2017

Statement on Delay and Suspension of BLM Methane Waste Rule Statement of Ryan Alexander, President of Taxpayers for Common Sense, on the Bureau of Land Management’s Proposed Delay and Suspension of... Read More

Statements

Statement Regarding the U.S. DOE’s Plan to Provide $3.7 Billion in Loan Guarantees to Vogtle Project

September 29, 2017

Statement Regarding the U.S. DOE’s Plan to Provide $3.7 Billion in Loan Guarantees to Vogtle Project Statement from Ryan Alexander, president, Taxpayers for Common Sense on the Department of Energy’s plan to provide $3.7 billion in additional loan guarantees to Plant Vogtle project partners: Georgia Power (subsidiary of Southern Co), MEAG, Oglethorpe Power. ... Read More

Statements

Statement Regarding the ‘Unified Framework For Fixing Our Broken Tax Code’

September 27, 2017

Statement Regarding the ‘Unified Framework For Fixing Our Broken Tax Code’ Ryan Alexander, president of Taxpayers for Common Sense had the following statement regarding the Unified Framework For Fixing Our Broken Tax Code, released on September 27, 2017.... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Department of the Interior FOIA Request

September 27, 2017

Department of the Interior FOIA Request Taxpayers for Common Sense seeks transparency from the Department of the Interior with a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request on DOI Royalty Policy Committee selection.... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Support Common Sense Reforms to Federally Subsidized Crop Insurance

September 19, 2017

Support Common Sense Reforms to Federally Subsidized Crop Insurance Taxpayers for Common Sense co-signed the following letter to the House and Senate urging members to support crop insurance reform. ... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Taxpayer Groups Urge No Vote on Baldwin “Buy American” Amendment

September 14, 2017

Taxpayer Groups Urge No Vote on Baldwin “Buy American” Amendment Taxpayers for Common Sense and National Taxpayers Union sent the following letter to the Senate urging Members to reject an amendment to the 'National Defense Authorization Act' that would maintain protectionist provisions... Read More

TCS appearances in the media

Art of the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad deal

October 16, 2017 | R Street

Reforming the National Flood Insurance Program long has been a contentious issue. What it had never been, before 2017, is an explicitly... Read More

Alexander: Oil and gas royalty policies favor industry, not taxpayers

October 16, 2017 | Casper Star-Tribune

Last week, I was offered the opportunity to present public comments to the Department of the Interior regarding the newly re-established... Read More

Forget Tom Price, Americans Are Being Ripped Off by the Private Jet Lobby

October 16, 2017 | Real Clear Policy

Washington is up in arms about the several cabinet members under investigation for using private planes, military planes, and generally... Read More

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Reports & Data

Locked Out: The Cost of Speculation in Federal Oil and Gas Leases

October 03, 2017

Locked Out: The Cost of Speculation in Federal Oil and Gas Leases Taxpayers for Common Sense’s latest report – Locked Out: The Cost of Speculation in Federal Oil and Gas Leases – underlines the extent to... Read More

Cyber Spending Database

July 31, 2017

Cyber Spending Database Taxpayers has created a cyber spending database to ask, explore, and analyze how much money the federal government is spending on cyber programs across all agencies.... Read More

Fact Sheets

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

Weekly Wastebasket

Our weekly reality-check for federal spending. View All

October 13, 2017

What’s the Score? Dynamic Scoring of Tax Reform Proposals

Tax reform is not a game. If major US tax reform is enacted anytime soon, it will affect all Americans. Most... Read More

Quote of the Week:
"Budgets don't happen in the context of themselves…They happen in the context of everything else that's going on and everything else we spend money on. And tax expenditures are part of that."

Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA) arguing that tax cuts would make defense spending above the caps unrealistic (link)

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