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TCS Analysis of President’s FY2015 Budget

March 04, 2014

TCS Analysis of President’s FY2015 Budget TCS staff will be combing through the President's budget over the next several hours and days.... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Official TCS Comments on Farm Bill Implementation

April 11, 2014

Taxpayers for Common Sense submitted comments to the Federal Register concerning the Department of Agriculture's implementation of the... Read More

Press Releases

New report details effective tax rates and various tax breaks used by the Oil & Gas industry

April 10, 2014

Taxpayers for Common Sense's new report, “Understanding Oil and Gas Tax Subsidies,” offers a detailed review of the suite of tax subsidies the oil and gas industry receives. ... Read More

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Summary of Senate Finance Committee’s Tax Extenders Package

April 03, 2014

Summary of Senate Finance Committee’s Tax Extenders Package On Tuesday, April 1, 2014, Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-OR) released the version of the tax extenders package that the... Read More

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Energy Tax Extenders in Senate EXPIRE Act

April 03, 2014

On Tuesday, April 1, 2014, Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-OR) released the version of the tax extenders package that the... Read More

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High Tech Border Tower Boondoggle Resurrected

March 24, 2014

High Tech Border Tower Boondoggle Resurrected The long-delayed contract for Integrated Fixed Towers (IFTs) along the southwest border was awarded late in February. To remind those who... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Letter to Senate Armed Services Committee Re: Public Input on National Defense Authorization Act

March 20, 2014

Letter to Senate Armed Services Committee Re: Public Input on National Defense Authorization Act TCS asks Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee to open committee’s consideration of the Pentagon spending bill... Read More

Press Releases

Backlog of Roadway Repairs Threatens State Transportation Budgets Nationwide

March 12, 2014

Backlog of Roadway Repairs Threatens State Transportation Budgets Nationwide New national report examines how much states are spending on new roadways versus investing in repairs.... Read More

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Agriculture Appropriations Hearing Highlights Waste in Farm Subsidy Programs

March 05, 2014

Agriculture Appropriations Hearing Highlights Waste in Farm Subsidy Programs At today’s House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on the USDA Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Budget, Inspector General... Read More

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The Lost Cause of Clean Coal

March 05, 2014

The Lost Cause of Clean Coal A recent congressional hearing (“DOE Oversight: Status of Clean Coal Programs”, House Energy & Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Oversight... Read More

TCS appearances in the media

Arch Coal Writes DKRW Advanced Fuels’ Coal Gasification Project as a $57.7 Million Loss

April 23, 2014 | Casper Star Tribune

DKRW Advanced Fuels' proposed $2 billion coal gasification plant near Medicine Bow lost $62 million during the last seven years, financial... Read More

Energy Department Scraps Millions in Fees for Nuclear Loan Guarantee

April 23, 2014 | Washington Examiner

The Energy Department didn't have to pay millions of dollars in fees designed to prevent risk for taxpayers when it approved $6.5 billion of... Read More

House Republicans See Opportunity in Appropriations Bills

April 23, 2014 | National Journal

In a recent memo to lawmakers, House Republican leaders ticked off some of their lesser-known victories in the fiscal 2014 appropriations... Read More

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Medicine Bow CTL Plant: Timeline of Taxpayer Concerns

April 21, 2014

Medicine Bow CTL Plant: Timeline of Taxpayer Concerns In 2008, Medicine Bow Fuel & Power LLC (MBFP) – a subsidiary of Texas-based DKRW Advanced Fuels LLC – applied for a loan guarantee to build... Read More

Fact Sheets

Just the facts about the Effective Tax Rate for Oil & Gas Companies

April 21, 2014

Just the facts about the Effective Tax Rate for Oil & Gas Companies The effective tax rate (ETR) sounds like it measures what oil companies are paying to Uncle Sam. What a company’s ETR actually measures is... Read More

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A Century of Subsidies for the Oil & Gas Industry

April 18, 2014

The oil and gas industry has been getting subsidies for almost a century. We can't afford special treatment for profitable companies. The time has come to end taxpayer subsidies for the industry.... Read More

Weekly Wastebasket

Our weekly reality-check for federal spending. View All

April 18, 2014

Western Welfare Queens

Americans often look at the men and women who earn their living off the land in the west as rugged... Read More

Quote of the Week:
"The American taxpayer deserves to know when, where and how his or her money is spent."

House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa  (R-CA) talking about legislation he is co-sponsoring with Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) that would require all agencies to post their spending monthly to a single website.