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GAO Report: Inadequate Bonding Requirements for Wind and Solar Projects

July 02, 2015

GAO Report: Inadequate Bonding Requirements for Wind and Solar Projects Last week, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report on the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)’s bonding requirements for... Read More

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Another $1.8 Billion in Loan Guarantees for Troubled Nuclear Project

June 29, 2015

Another $1.8 Billion in Loan Guarantees for Troubled Nuclear Project   Reactors 1&2 at Plant Vogtle in Burke County, Georgia Last week, the Department of Energy (DOE)... Read More

Coming Up

20th Anniversary Celebration

June 25, 2015

20th Anniversary Celebration For two decades, Taxpayers for Common Sense (TCS) has served as an independent voice for American taxpayers, making sure that the federal... Read More

Statements

DOE Finalizing $1.8 Billion in Loan Guarantees for Vogtle Owner Is Reckless

June 24, 2015

DOE Finalizing $1.8 Billion in Loan Guarantees for Vogtle Owner Is Reckless Today, the Department of Energy announced it would issue $1.8 billion in loan guarantees to the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia (MEAG)... Read More

Event Summary

Briefing on the Tongass Timber Program

June 23, 2015

Briefing on the Tongass Timber Program TCS recently co-hosted a briefing with National Taxpayers Union and National Audubon Society on money-losing timber sales in the Tongass National Forest.... Read More

Statements

Comments to BLM on Oil and Gas Rulemaking

June 19, 2015

Comments to BLM on Oil and Gas Rulemaking The federal onshore oil and gas leasing system needs to be updated in order to ensure taxpayers a return for resources developed on public lands.... Read More

Statements

Win! House votes to cut Golden Fleece Winner “Coal to Kaiserslautern”

June 11, 2015

Win! House votes to cut Golden Fleece Winner “Coal to Kaiserslautern” Last week we awarded the Golden Fleece to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees for continuing the absurd practice of sending... Read More

Statements

Oppose HR1992 today; Save taxpayers millions

June 11, 2015

Oppose HR1992 today; Save taxpayers millions It’s time we moved on from the mistakes of SARRA, and ensure taxpayers receive a fair return for minerals extracted on federal lands.... Read More

Statements

Fiscal Conservatives Urge Yes Vote on Huffman-McClintock Amendment

June 10, 2015

Fiscal Conservatives Urge Yes Vote on Huffman-McClintock Amendment On behalf of our organizations and our combined memberships, we urge your support for a fiscally-sound, bi-partisan amendment ... Read More

TCS appearances in the media

David Vitter’s 12 Senate Hearings in Louisiana Aid His Run for Governor

July 06, 2015 | Bloomberg

David Vitter has been criss-crossing Louisiana for the past six months, holding public events about the issues at the core of his campaign for... Read More

Natural gas escaping into thin air

July 03, 2015 | Casper Star-Tribune

Oil and gas has long been an integral part of the nation’s economy, and in recent years advancements in drilling technology have enabled... Read More

Stabenow Seeks Tax Sweeteners for NASCAR Track Operators

July 02, 2015 | Roll Call

Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., is teaming with Senate Appropriations Chairman Thad Cochran, R-Miss., and other senior Republicans in pressing... Read More

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Biofuels Resource Page

June 23, 2015

Biofuels Resource Page The resource page for TCS' research on Biofuels.... Read More

Fact Sheets

2014 Farm Bill Crop Insurance Subsidies for Biofuels Crops

June 18, 2015

2014 Farm Bill Crop Insurance Subsidies for Biofuels Crops Taxpayers are increasingly subsidizing the entire supply chain of bioenergy production. Numerous federal farm bill programs subsidize the... Read More

Fact Sheets

Federal Subsidies for Corn Ethanol and Other Corn-Based Biofuels

June 15, 2015

Federal Subsidies for Corn Ethanol and Other Corn-Based Biofuels Since its creation of the domestic market for corn ethanol after the energy crisis of the 1970s, the federal government has nurtured and... Read More

Weekly Wastebasket

Our weekly reality-check for federal spending. View All

July 02, 2015

Tippling Tax Breaks for the Fourth

For many Americans, the Fourth of July is not just a day to celebrate the birth of our nation, but also to enjoy... Read More

Quote of the Week:
"You’ve got to start somewhere. If you’re going to start cutting the weeds out of the federal government, this is one of the first weeds you need to root out."

Rep. Bill Flores (R-TX), Chairman of the Republican Study Committee, referring to the U.S. Export-Import Bank.

20th Anniversary Celebration