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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

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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

Letters & Testimony

No Cotton Industry Bailout in CR

April 24, 2017

No Cotton Industry Bailout in CR Taxpayers for Common Sense and 8 partner organizations sent the following letter to Congress, asking members to resist efforts to hijack... Read More

Our Take

American Troops Deserve the Best Equipment, No Matter Where it is Produced

April 19, 2017

American Troops Deserve the Best Equipment, No Matter Where it is Produced “Buy American” is just top-cover for protectionists.... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Fiscal Conservatives Identify Principles to Guide Farm Bill Reform

April 12, 2017

Fiscal Conservatives Identify Principles to Guide Farm Bill Reform Taxpayers for Common Sense joined 14 other fiscally conservative organizations on a letter to Congress identifying principles to guide farm bill reform.... Read More

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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

TCS appearances in the media

Funding President Trump’s Border Wall Is a Total Pipe Dream

April 27, 2017 | U.S. News & World Report

The president's border wall may not scuttle spending plans now, but it's still unrealistic.... Read More

To Save Millions, The Air Force Grounds Planes Worth Billions

April 15, 2017 | Task & Purpose

The Air Force has grounded a big portion of its newly refurbished, multibillion-dollar fleet of C-5 Galaxy transport planes, just to avoid... Read More

Spicer Mum on Bennet-Gardner Proposal to Arrest ‘Naughty’ Senators if Government Shuts Down

April 14, 2017 | The Colorado Statesman

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer this week declined to weigh in on proposals to punish members of Congress if they can’t avert a... 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

April 21, 2017

Crunch Time on Spending Bill

The clock is ticking. The legislation authorizing government funding expires April 28, a mere week away.... Read More

Quote of the Week:
"[W]ill there be enough political consensus to move some transformational tax policy forward? It’s just too soon to tell. I think, like with most important legislation, it would be helpful if it’s bipartisan so that the policies adopted are lasting."

Former House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) being interviewed by the Washington Post.

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