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TCS Analysis of President’s FY2016 Budget

February 02, 2015

TCS Analysis of President’s FY2016 Budget Taxpayers for Common Sense staff will be combing through the President's budget over the next several hours and days, explaining what the... Read More

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Congress Making Defense Slush Fund Slushier

March 25, 2015

Congress Making Defense Slush Fund Slushier In the House and Senate budget resolutions, lawmakers are funneling $38 billion more into the Pentagon's slush fund than the Pentagon... Read More

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Senate Budget Committee Holds Hearing on The Benefits of a Balanced Budget

March 23, 2015

Senate Budget Committee Holds Hearing on The Benefits of a Balanced Budget At a March 11th Senate Budget Committee hearing on the benefits of a balanced budget, lawmakers discussed government waste, corporate welfare,... Read More

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DOI Budget Hearing: Lawmakers Discuss Coal Royalties, Methane, and Oil and Gas Leasing

March 20, 2015

DOI Budget Hearing: Lawmakers Discuss Coal Royalties, Methane, and Oil and Gas Leasing March 5th House Natural Resources Committee hearing on DOI’s FY2016 budget request... Read More

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House Appropriations Interior Subcommittee questions USFS Chief on FY2016 Budget Request

March 20, 2015

House Appropriations Interior Subcommittee questions USFS Chief on FY2016 Budget Request On March 3rd, the House Appropriations Interior Subcommittee held a hearing to examine the U.S. Forest Service (USFS)’s FY2016 budget request.... Read More

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Forest Service FY2016 Budget Request Examined by Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee

March 19, 2015

Forest Service FY2016 Budget Request Examined by Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing to examine the U.S. Forest Service (USFS)’s FY2016 budget request... Read More

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Secretary Jewell discusses DOI FY16 Budget Request with House Appropriations Interior Subcommittee

March 19, 2015

Secretary Jewell discusses DOI FY16 Budget Request with House Appropriations Interior Subcommittee On February 25th, Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Sally Jewell and Deputy Secretary Mike Connor testified before the House... Read More

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Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Discusses DOI’s FY2016 Budget Request

March 19, 2015

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Discusses DOI’s FY2016 Budget Request At a February 24th Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on the Department of Interior (DOI)’s FY2016 budget request,... Read More

Letters & Testimony

TCS and Other Taxpayer Groups Urge Termination of Money-Losing Timber Sales

March 18, 2015

TCS and Other Taxpayer Groups Urge Termination of Money-Losing Timber Sales On Wednesday, TCS led a coaltion of taxpayer advocacy groups in sending a letter to the House of Representatives supporting efforts by Rep.... Read More

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Slush Fund Is 2nd Largest Agency in House Budget Resolution

March 17, 2015

Slush Fund Is 2nd Largest Agency in House Budget Resolution Under the President’s original budget request for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, if the Overseas Contingency Operations Fund was a separate federal... Read More

TCS appearances in the media

The Iowa Caucuses Have a Winner: Ethanol

March 27, 2015 | The Wall Street Journal

Opinion At the Iowa Agriculture Summit earlier this month, most of the prospective Republican presidential candidates embraced the... Read More

Hous GOP Approves Budget to Hike Defense, Slash Safety-Net Programs

March 27, 2015 | The Los Angeles Times

House Republicans pushed past their internal divisions to approve a budget blueprint Wednesday, putting the new Congress on track to notch a... Read More

Patrick Murphy Voted for Free Lifetime Health Care for Congress, GOP Group Says

March 27, 2015 | Politifact

The 2016 Senate race in Florida officially kicked into high gear March 23 when U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Jupiter, became the first major... Read More

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Fact Sheets

Money-Losing Timber Sales: Tongass National Forest

March 18, 2015

Money-Losing Timber Sales: Tongass National Forest The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service (“USFS”) manages 193 million acres of public forests and grasslands collectively known as... Read More

Reports & Data

U.S. Forest Service - Tongass National Forest Financials

March 16, 2015

U.S. Forest Service - Tongass National Forest Financials The U.S. Forest Service publishes an annual report on its management of the Tongass National Forest, including a financial statement of what... Read More

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

Weekly Wastebasket

Our weekly reality-check for federal spending. View All

March 27, 2015

Unsustainable Growth

Just before leaving for a two-week recess, the House passed a bill aimed at permanently solving a long-standing... Read More

Quote of the Week:
"We should push like hell to get there and make it comprehensive."

Sen. Robert Casey (D-PA), who sits on both the Savings and Investment and Business Income Tax working groups, on tax reform