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Press Releases

TCS Calls for End of Needless Waste of Natural Gas

August 26, 2015

TCS Calls for End of Needless Waste of Natural Gas WASHINGTON - Taxpayers for Common Sense (TCS) has launched a three-state ad buy asking Senators in North Dakota and Colorado to call for the... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Call for Public Access to CRS Reports

August 25, 2015

Call for Public Access to CRS Reports August 24, 2015   The Honorable Roy Blunt Chairman Committee on Rules and Administration United States Senate The... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Fannie and Freddie Coalition Letter

August 25, 2015

Fannie and Freddie Coalition Letter     August 25, 2015   Open Letter to the House and Senate: Protect Taxpayers from Another Fannie/Freddie Bailout – Enact the Enterprise... Read More

Statements

TCS Statement on Denver Coal Listening Session

August 18, 2015

TCS Statement on Denver Coal Listening Session Taxpayers for Common Sense Senior Program Director Autumn Hanna spoke today at the fourth in a series of listening sessions being held by the... Read More

Our Take

TCS Calls for Fair Return, More Transparency at Billings Coal Listening Session

August 17, 2015

TCS Calls for Fair Return, More Transparency at Billings Coal Listening Session The Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) held a listening session on federal coal leasing in Billings, Montana on Tuesday... Read More

Statements

TCS Statement on the Passing of Mrs. Ellen Proxmire

August 05, 2015

TCS Statement on the Passing of Mrs. Ellen Proxmire Taxpayers for Common Sense was saddened to learn of the passing of our dear friend, taxpayer advocate, Mrs. Ellen Proxmire. Mrs. Proxmire was... Read More

Event Summary

TCS Tells DOI to Ensure a Fair Return for Federal Coal

August 04, 2015

TCS Tells DOI to Ensure a Fair Return for Federal Coal In downtown Washington, D.C. last week, top Department of Interior (DOI) officials hosted the first of several “listening sessions” on the... Read More

Our Take

Senate Energy Committee Approves Energy Policy Reform Bill

July 31, 2015

Senate Energy Committee Approves Energy Policy Reform Bill After a three-day markup, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved a broad energy policy reform bill on Thursday, July 30... Read More

Statements

Statement to BLM on Federal Coal Program

July 29, 2015

Statement to BLM on Federal Coal Program Taxpayers for Common Sense President Ryan Alexander spoke today at the first in a series of listening sessions being held by the Bureau of... Read More

Our Take

Tax Extenders: Senate Finance Committee

July 24, 2015

Tax Extenders: Senate Finance Committee On Tuesday July 21, the Senate Finance Committee approved a $95 billion package of more than 50 tax extenders, which are generally narrow... Read More

TCS appearances in the media

Poorly monitored science research wastes taxpayers’ money abroad

August 28, 2015 | Washington Times

Back when Bill Clinton was still president, the National Science Foundation began doling out millions of dollars to Northeastern University to... Read More

Liberal group blames Bush for raising deficits, credits Obama for lowering them

August 27, 2015 | PolitiFact

During the last four presidencies, deficits disappeared under one Democrat (Bill Clinton), went up under two Republicans (George H.W. Bush... Read More

The Katrina disaster that hasn’t ended

August 27, 2015 | Politico

New Orleans is rebuilding, but the real destructive force involves Congress and the Army Corps of Engineers—and it's nowhere near fixed. ... Read More

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Fact Sheets

Recommendations for an Alternative, Accountable Farm Safety Net

August 07, 2015

Recommendations for an Alternative, Accountable Farm Safety Net August 2015 The current farm safety net is a complex web of overlapping and expensive subsidies that rewards special interests and large... Read More

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Shallow Loss Agriculture Programs 101

August 06, 2015

Shallow Loss Agriculture Programs 101 What are “shallow loss” agriculture programs?... Read More

Reports & Data

Federal Coal Program Resource Page

July 28, 2015

Federal Coal Program Resource Page The resource page for TCS' research on the federal coal program.... Read More

Weekly Wastebasket

Our weekly reality-check for federal spending. View All

August 28, 2015

Hurricane Katrina: Policy Lessons Still Not Heeded

Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina and its impact on New Orleans and the Gulf Coast staggered the nation. A major... Read More

Quote of the Week:
"You tie yourself to an artificial number and so you start to contort your budget to achieve your number instead of achieving the strongest overall Navy…That is more sloganeering than strategic thought."

Richard Danzig, former Secretary of the Navy in response to calls to increase the amount of the Navy’s ships to a certain number without assessing the strategic importance of doing so.

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