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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

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

TCS appearances in the media

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

End Natural Gas Waste on Federal Lands

April 13, 2017 | The Nevada Independent

In the coming weeks, Congress could turn back the clock to 1979, locking us into a future that allows almost $400 million worth of natural... 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:
"There are thousands of moving pieces in full-blown tax reform…Every entity and interest you can think of has a stake, and there are inevitably winners and losers. And if you’re a loser, you know it."

Jeffrey Birnbaum, Co-author of Showdown at Gucci Gulch: Lawmakers, Lobbyists, and the Unlikely Triumph of Tax Reform – the definitive history of the Tax Reform Act of 1986.

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