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Agriculture Committees Harvesting SNAP Savings to Feed Agribusiness

March 23, 2017

Agriculture Committees Harvesting SNAP Savings to Feed Agribusiness Preparing the ground for an attempt to increase federal spending in a new farm bill, beneficiaries of federal agricultural programs are... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Letter to the White House Opposing the Repeal of the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard

March 22, 2017

Letter to the White House Opposing the Repeal of the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard Earlier, TCS joined a coalition in sending the following letter to the National Economic Council at the White House opposing the repeal of... Read More

Our Take

Crop Insurance Companies Cry for Cash

March 20, 2017

Crop Insurance Companies Cry for Cash Now that the House and Senate Agriculture Committees have started hearings preparing for a 2018 farm bill, special interests that benefit... Read More

Our Take

The President’s FY2018 ‘Skinny Budget’ Analysis

March 15, 2017

The President’s FY2018 ‘Skinny Budget’ Analysis With 20 years of experience, TCS staff will be combing through the President's fiscal year (FY) 2018 'skinny' budget and posting our... Read More

Our Take

April Showers of Cash

March 08, 2017

April Showers of Cash The Congress added $5.7 Billion to the Pentagon's budget for programs they didn't even ask for! ... Read More

Our Take

Protectionism Perfected

March 02, 2017

Protectionism Perfected 'Buy American' sounds good, but the Pentagon shouldn’t be used as a jobs program.... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Letter to Congress: MOX Facility

March 01, 2017

Letter to Congress: MOX Facility TCS joined Project for Government Oversight (POGO), SRS Watch, and National Taxpayers Union in sending a letter to Congress on March 1st... Read More

Our Take

House Agriculture Committee Looks to Milk Taxpayers

February 24, 2017

House Agriculture Committee Looks to Milk Taxpayers Agriculture Committee members ignore cost overruns to plead for more subsidies for dairy.... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Letter to Congress: Using the CRA for Methane Rule Hurts Taxpayers

February 02, 2017

Letter to Congress: Using the CRA for Methane Rule Hurts Taxpayers Taxpayers for Common Sense and the Center for Methane Emissions Solutions sent a letter to capitol hill early Thursday morning urging members... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Letter to Senate: Interior Secretary Must Protect Taxpayer Interest

January 12, 2017

Letter to Senate: Interior Secretary Must Protect Taxpayer Interest TCS sent a letter to the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee in advance of their confirmation hearing next week... Read More

TCS appearances in the media

Methane Rule Repeal Would Hurt Taxpayers and Businesses

March 27, 2017 | Morning Consult

The new Congress has moved quickly to roll back numerous rules and regulations issued by the Obama administration on a range of topics,... Read More

Community Voices: Stop Attacks on Commonsense Environmental Regulations

March 24, 2017 | The Bakersfield Californian

There is still some hope that enough members of Congress will have the courage to stop the recent attacks on important environmental... Read More

Trump’s ‘Skinny’ Budget Disappoints But There’s Still Good News on Spending

March 22, 2017 | U.S. News & World Report

The Pentagon is backing away from expensive F-35s in its latest budget request.... Read More

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Policy Briefs

Brief: Federal Coal Program Review

January 17, 2017

Brief: Federal Coal Program Review In January 2016, the Secretary of the Interior directed the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to conduct a broad, programmatic review of the... Read More

Fact Sheets

How the New Methane Rule Benefits Taxpayers

January 06, 2017

How the New Methane Rule Benefits Taxpayers The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) administers mineral leasing on 245 million acres of public lands, including onshore federal oil and... Read More

Reports & Data

Crop Insurance and Private Sector Delivery

December 14, 2016

Crop Insurance and Private Sector Delivery Private-public risk sharing has been an important and unique feature of the federal crop insurance program since 1981. Under the Federal... Read More

Weekly Wastebasket

Our weekly reality-check for federal spending. View All

March 24, 2017

Performance Budgeting

Most of the coverage of President Trump’s “skinny” budget focused on spending cuts, eliminated agencies, and... Read More

Quote of the Week:
"We know what we’re paying, but the real question is what does [the F-35] cost and more importantly, what should it cost? We’re looking for efficient and effective production."

Shay Assad, The Pentagon’s Director of Defense Pricing commenting on the cost of the F-35 fighter program.

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