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Letters & Testimony

TCS Testimony on Disaster Related Tax Policy for the Senate Committee on Finance

November 19, 2014

Testimony of Steve Ellis Vice President, Taxpayers for Common Sense United States Senate Committee on Finance Subcommittee on Taxation and... Read More

Letters & Testimony

TCS Testimony on Flood Insurance for House Committee on Financial Services Hearing

November 19, 2014

Testimony of Steve Ellis Vice President, Taxpayers for Common Sense Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance Committee on Financial... Read More

Press Releases

Green Scissors Coalition Releases New Subsidy Database

November 17, 2014

Green Scissors Coalition Releases New Subsidy Database New, interactive database identifies environmentally-harmful government waste... Read More

Letters & Testimony

TCS Submits Comments on Draft Nuclear Energy Loan Guarantee Solicitation

November 04, 2014

TCS Submits Comments on Draft Nuclear Energy Loan Guarantee Solicitation In September, the Department of Energy (DOE) published a Draft Advanced Nuclear Energy Loan Guarantee Solicitation. If finalized, the... Read More

Our Take

Highlights of Department of Defense Reclama of House and Senate Authorization Bills

October 31, 2014

Earlier this month the Pentagon submitted to the Congress its views on open issues in the Defense Authorization legislation.  When Congress... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Bipartisan Coalition Sends Letter to Armed Services With Final NDAA Recommendations

October 16, 2014

Bipartisan Coalition Sends Letter to Armed Services With Final NDAA Recommendations TCS joined a coalition of groups in making money-saving recommendations to save Defense dollars.... Read More

Our Take

Expanded Draft Solicitation for Nuclear Energy Loan Guarantee Released

October 08, 2014

Expanded Draft Solicitation for Nuclear Energy Loan Guarantee Released On September 30, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued a new draft solicitation which, if finalized, would make up to $12.6 billion in loan... Read More

Our Take

Congress Nixes Pentagon’s Latest F-35 Request

September 23, 2014

Congress Nixes Pentagon’s Latest F-35 Request On September 8th, the Pentagon sent the Congress a request to reprogram Overseas Contingency Operations funds to accelerate the buy of eight... Read More

Our Take

Senate Finance Committee Holds Hearing on Energy Tax Reform

September 18, 2014

Senate Finance Committee Holds Hearing on Energy Tax Reform The Senate Finance Committee met yesterday to discuss the need for reforming the nation’s outdated energy tax laws as part of the larger tax... Read More

Letters & Testimony

TCS Letter to Senate Finance Committee Urging Reform of Energy Tax Provisions

September 17, 2014

TCS Letter to Senate Finance Committee Urging Reform of Energy Tax Provisions On Tuesday, TCS sent a letter to the Senate Finance Committee ahead of their hearing on energy provisions in the tax code.... Read More

TCS appearances in the media

Witness at Senate Hearing Questions Effectiveness of Disaster Bonds

November 21, 2014 | Bond Buyer.com

WASHINGTON - An official with a nonpartisan budget watchdog group questioned the effectiveness of tax-exempt disaster bonds and other types of... Read More

Reviving Earmarks is Not Going to Break Congress’ Gridlock

November 19, 2014 | US News & World Report

There is wide agreement inside and outside of Washington that the recent level of Congressional dysfunction has reached troubling... Read More

Bumper Crop Could Cost Taxpayers Billions In Farm Subsidies

November 17, 2014 | Daily Caller

Record agricultural output is pushing crop prices down, meaning farm subsidies could exceed projections by several billion dollars, according... Read More

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Reports & Data

Taxpayers are losing millions on natural gas extracted from federal land

November 19, 2014

Taxpayers are losing millions on natural gas extracted from federal land The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) within the Department of the Interior (DOI) manages both leasing on federal lands and leasing of federal... Read More

Reports & Data

Superstorm Sandy Spending Report, Two Years Later

October 28, 2014

Superstorm Sandy Spending Report, Two Years Later Wednesday, October 29th marked the second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy hitting the east coast and provided another opportunity to examine... Read More

Fact Sheets

Updated: Biorefinery Assistance Program Fact Sheet

October 03, 2014

Updated: Biorefinery Assistance Program Fact Sheet The Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program (formerly the Biorefinery Assistance Program), administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development office, is intended to provide grants and loan guarantees to producers of advanced biofuels or heat and power from various bioenergy crops and feedstocks.... Read More

Weekly Wastebasket

Our weekly reality-check for federal spending. View All

November 21, 2014

Free Gas

Getting something for nothing is a pretty sweet deal. At least if you’re the one getting something. Not so much... Read More

Quote of the Week:
""It's time to put an end to the annual kabuki dance that is tax extenders. Good tax policy requires certainty that can only come from long-term predictable tax law.""

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) referring to the set of temporary tax provisions containing some special interest tax breaks that is regularly extended by Congress (Bloomberg BNA)

Weekly Wastebasket

Bribing to Subsidize

October 03, 2014

Weekly Wastebasket

Pricey Plane to Keep

September 25, 2014