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Letters & Testimony

Fiscal Groups Support Amendments to Cut New Pentagon Slush Fund

July 25, 2017

Fiscal Groups Support Amendments to Cut New Pentagon Slush Fund TCS sent the following letter to the House of Representatives supporting amendments geared towards eliminating the "National Defense Restoration Fund".... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Pentagon $ Shouldn’t Pay for a Border Wall

July 24, 2017

Pentagon $ Shouldn’t Pay for a Border Wall TCS sent the following letter to the House of Representatives arguing against Pentagon money going to President Trump's proposed border wall. ... Read More

TCS and Broad Coalition to Senate: Oppose Consumer Fuel and Retailer Choice Act

July 21, 2017

TCS and Broad Coalition to Senate: Oppose Consumer Fuel and Retailer Choice Act TCS sent the following letter to the U.S Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works in opposition to the Consumer Fuel and Retailer Choice Act, S. 517.... Read More

Our Take

“Buy America” Provisions: The New Form of Backdoor Earmarking

July 18, 2017

“Buy America” Provisions: The New Form of Backdoor Earmarking Have you heard? The President has declared this “Buy American” week. You know what week we would like to see? “Protect Taxpayers” week.... Read More

Letters & Testimony

NDAA Pro-Taxpayer Recommendations

July 13, 2017

NDAA Pro-Taxpayer Recommendations TCS sent the following letter to the House of Representatives in anticipation of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018. ... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Fiscal Conservative Amendments to Include in NDAA

July 11, 2017

Fiscal Conservative Amendments to Include in NDAA TCS joined 10 other organization in sending a letter urging the House Rules Committee to consider the following amendments on H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization bill for Fiscal Year 2018.... Read More

The Renewable Fuel Standard: Taxpayer Costs and False Promises

July 08, 2017

The Renewable Fuel Standard: Taxpayer Costs and False Promises Over the past decade, biofuels have been portrayed as a way to help achieve U.S. energy independence, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG)... Read More

Bioenergy Program for Advanced Biofuels Fact Sheet

July 06, 2017

Bioenergy Program for Advanced Biofuels Fact Sheet   Established by an Executive Order in 1999, the Bioenergy Program for Advanced Biofuels (BPAB) is intended to pay advanced biofuels... Read More

Biomass Research and Development Initiative Fact Sheet

June 30, 2017

Biomass Research and Development Initiative Fact Sheet The Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) provides grants to companies, universities, and government research centers to... Read More

Our Take

Pentagon Strategy Before Pentagon Budget Request: Is There a Plan for the Money?

June 30, 2017

Pentagon Strategy Before Pentagon Budget Request: Is There a Plan for the Money? At TCS we have often called for a public debate of the goals and strategy of U.S. military engagement. More than half of the federal... Read More

TCS appearances in the media

Not Another Slush Fund

July 25, 2017 | U.S. News & World Report

Congress should cut the budget gimmick in the Pentagon spending bill. ... Read More

GOP trashes Trump’s plan to end dozens of government programs

July 24, 2017 | McClatchy DC

President Donald Trump’s plan to eliminate dozens of federal agencies and programs has collapsed, as a conservative Republican Congress... Read More

Washington Insider—Wednesday

July 19, 2017 | DTN The Progressive Farmer

Here’s a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN’s well-placed observer. Perdue: No Timeline to Resume Imports of... Read More

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Fact Sheets

Locked into Outdated, Ineffective Methane Rule: Taxpayers Will Lose

June 16, 2017

Locked into Outdated, Ineffective Methane Rule: Taxpayers Will Lose The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has postponed the date of when certain sections of its Methane Waste Rule will take effect, citing... Read More

Fact Sheets

Rural Energy for America Program

June 15, 2017

Rural Energy for America Program The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) was created in the 2008 Farm Bill to provide federal grants and loans to renewable energy... Read More

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Just the Facts About the 2014 Farm Bill Income Entitlements

June 02, 2017 > Updated: June 02, 2017

Just the Facts About the 2014 Farm Bill Income Entitlements Promises that the 2014 FARM BILL would produce savings for taxpayers are failing to bear fruit. This is because of exploding costs in the... Read More

Weekly Wastebasket

Our weekly reality-check for federal spending. View All

July 21, 2017

Flood Insurance Needs More Common Sense

You’d think that if the notoriously partisan House of Representatives could come together and pass... Read More

Quote of the Week:
"We cannot go down the road of adding category after category after category of items to help our districts at the expense of our troops and the best use of dollars when it is not a matter of vital national security. I just don’t think that the knives and forks we use qualify as vital national security."

Representative Mac Thornberry (R-TX) (Link)

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