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Letters & Testimony

TCS to House: Water Resources Development Act (H.R. 5303) Is Not Worth Your Vote

September 27, 2016

TCS to House: Water Resources Development Act (H.R. 5303) Is Not Worth Your Vote On Tuesday, Taxpayers for Common Sense and National Taxpayers Union urged members of the House to vote down H.R.5303... Read More

Our Take

Cutting the Tongass Timber Plan Down to Size

September 27, 2016

Cutting the Tongass Timber Plan Down to Size Recently, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) took another step toward finalizing an amendment to its plan for managing the Tongass National... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Committee Votes Should be Recorded For Legislation Approving More Than $100 Million

September 14, 2016

Committee Votes Should be Recorded For Legislation Approving More Than $100 Million TCS joined other fiscal conservative organizations to tell Congress they should require a recorded committee vote on legislation approving... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Remove Wasteful Provisions from S. 2848 Water Resources Development Act of 2016

September 08, 2016

Remove Wasteful Provisions from S. 2848 Water Resources Development Act of 2016 TCS sent a letter along with analysis of the WRDA bill, highlighting wasteful provisions. ... Read More

Letters & Testimony

TCS and POGO on Transparency in Department of Interior

August 31, 2016

TCS and POGO on Transparency in Department of Interior Taxpayers for Common Sense and the Project on Government Oversight sent a letter to the U.S. Department of the Interior urging them to include... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Coalition Decries Provision to Relax Pentagon FOIA Rules

August 24, 2016

Coalition Decries Provision to Relax Pentagon FOIA Rules TCS joins 40 organizations from across the political spectrum to decry provisions that would let the Pentagon skirt recently strengthened... Read More

Press Releases

Gone with the Wind: How Taxpayers are Losing Millions in Revenue from Wasted Gas

August 11, 2016

Gone with the Wind: How Taxpayers are Losing Millions in Revenue from Wasted Gas WASHINGTON, DC —Federal taxpayers lost nearly $600 million in royalty revenues during a 10-year period ending in 2015 because of royalty... Read More

Our Take

Covering Costs of Cleaning Up Coal Mines

August 09, 2016

Covering Costs of Cleaning Up Coal Mines The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), in a new policy advisory to states on surface coal mining, says that coal... Read More

Event Summary

Prepping the Ground for Farm Bill Reform

July 29, 2016

Prepping the Ground for Farm Bill Reform Most of the programs created in the trillion-dollar 2014 farm bill are authorized through 2018. Consequently, Congress is unlikely to have a... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Comments on federal coal review

July 28, 2016

Comments on federal coal review Comments for the scoping period of the federal coal Programmatic EIS... Read More

TCS appearances in the media

BLM expected to finalize wind and solar rule

September 24, 2016 | Farmington Daily Times

FARMINGTON —  The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is expected to release its wind and solar rule, intended to regulate land leasing for those... Read More

Senate Approves Funding for Flint Water Crisis

September 15, 2016 | The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday approved legislation to spend $270 million to aid the residents of Flint, Mich., and other poor... Read More

Senate OKs water projects including Fort Worth’s Trinity River Vision

September 15, 2016 | McClatchyDC

The Senate overwhelmingly approved by 95-3 a comprehensive $9 billion water projects bill Thursday that includes over $500 million for a flood... Read More

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Reports & Data

Reform the Tax Code

September 22, 2016

Reform the Tax Code The U.S. tax code last underwent a major overhaul 30 years ago. Today, it is a confusing thicket of narrow carve-outs, parochial preferences,... Read More

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Just the Facts About the 2014 Farm Bill Income Entitlements

September 15, 2016

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

Tax Reform Turns 30

September 08, 2016 > Updated: September 08, 2016

Tax Reform Turns 30   Thirty years ago, President Ronald Reagan led the bi-partisan effort to overhaul the federal tax code. While Ways and Means and... Read More

Weekly Wastebasket

Our weekly reality-check for federal spending. View All

September 30, 2016

Shutting Down a Shutdown

Lawmakers struck a deal to avert a government shutdown with a couple days to spare before the October 1 start of... Read More

Quote of the Week:
"If the results of the November elections produce divided government once again in January, here is hoping that while we may publicly grumble, we will privately see it as an opportunity to redeem ourselves as stewards of this institution and put the country back on a sustainable fiscal path."

Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) 

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Weekly Wastebasket

Shutting Down a Shutdown

September 30, 2016

Our Take

Cutting the Tongass Timber Plan Down to Size

September 27, 2016

Weekly Wastebasket

Learning Lessons from Tax Reform

September 23, 2016