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CROmnibus Analysis Blog

December 09, 2014

CROmnibus Analysis Blog The eagerly anticipated CROmnibus, that will provide funding for the federal government for fiscal year 2015, has finally been... Read More

Our Take

Top 10 Tax Cherries On Top of the CROmnibus

December 17, 2014

Top 10 Tax Cherries On Top of the CROmnibus Fresh off their $1.1 trillion CROmnibus high, the Senate approved a bill providing dozens of tax breaks to special interests. The tax... Read More

Statements

TCS Statement on the Senate Passing the CROmnibus spending bill

December 14, 2014

TCS Statement on the Senate Passing the CROmnibus spending bill Saturday night the Senate voted 56-40 to pass the CROmnibus. As we have documented (and will continue to document) this bill has many flaws,... Read More

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Stocking Stuffers in CROmnibus’ Pentagon Spending

December 12, 2014

Stocking Stuffers in CROmnibus’ Pentagon Spending The Pentagon portion of the CROmnibus is liberally sprinkled with funding for programs the Pentagon either wants to end or never asked for in... Read More

Our Take

Billions in Taxpayer-Backed Loans Slated for Risky Nukes

December 10, 2014

Billions in Taxpayer-Backed Loans Slated for Risky Nukes Today the Department of Energy issued a $12.5 billion nuclear loan guarantee solicitation. More of a kitchen sink approach this time around,... Read More

Statements

Statement by Ms. Ryan Alexander, President, Taxpayers for Common Sense on the fiscal year 2015 Omnib

December 10, 2014

Statement by Ms. Ryan Alexander, President, Taxpayers for Common Sense on the fiscal year 2015 Omnib We will analyze this bill and find various spending nuggets and legislative provisions, both good and bad, and then it's time to turn the page... Read More

Our Take

TCS Analysis of National Defense Authorization Bill for FY2015

December 04, 2014 > Updated: December 09, 2014

TCS Analysis of National Defense Authorization Bill for FY2015 At Taxpayers for Common Sense, we actually enjoy combing through massive pieces of legislation like the National Defense Authorization bill... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Letter to Congress: Tax Extenders Extend Deficits

December 03, 2014

Letter to Congress: Tax Extenders Extend Deficits TCS letter to the House of Representatives outlining a better approach to tax extenders going forward. ... Read More

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

TCS appearances in the media

Policy groups take on extenders

December 18, 2014 | Politico

TOP 10 ‘MOST GLUTTONOUS’ EXTENDERS. Taypayers for Common Sense published a list of what it considers the 10 most egregious tax extenders... Read More

Oh, and President Obama’s Request for Police Body Cameras? It Wasn’t in the Budget Congress Just Pas

December 18, 2014 | The Root

Lawmakers went home for Christmas without acting on the president’s $263 million request.... Read More

10 Outrageously Pricey Tax Breaks ‘Gifted’ by Congress

December 18, 2014 | The Fiscal Times

The Senate, on its way out at the close of the 113th Congress, approved the extension of more than 50 tax breaks, collectively known as “tax... 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

December 19, 2014

Congress by the Numbers

Sine Die. That’s the Latin phrase for spells the end of the 113th Congress. Phew. While we have a couple weeks... Read More

Quote of the Week:
"In his epic speech on the Battle of Britain, Prime Minister Winston Churchill stated: ‘Never in the field of human conflict has so much been owed by so many to so few.’ In the case of the legislation before us, it could be said: Never in the history of tax legislation have so many voted for so little and been so disappointed."

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), incoming Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, on the Senate floor Tuesday referring to the tax extenders package that was passed by the chamber later that day (pdf).