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Repealing Flood Standard Today Will Cost Taxpayers Dearly Tomorrow

August 15, 2017

Repealing Flood Standard Today Will Cost Taxpayers Dearly Tomorrow We’re seeing reports that all or part of the Federal Floodplain Risk Management Standard (FFRMS - Executive Order 13690) will be repealed... Read More

Biomass Crop Assistance Program Fact Sheet

August 14, 2017

Biomass Crop Assistance Program Fact Sheet The Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP), a program added to the energy title of the 2008 farm bill, was intended to spur development of... Read More

Repowering Assistance Program Fact Sheet

August 14, 2017

Repowering Assistance Program Fact Sheet The Repowering Assistance Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development office, reimburses... Read More

Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program Fact Sheet

August 14, 2017

Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program Fact Sheet The Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program (formerly the Biorefinery Assistance Program),... Read More

Statements

Statement by TCS President Ryan Alexander on the VC Summer Project

August 03, 2017

Statement by TCS President Ryan Alexander on the VC Summer Project Statement by Ryan Alexander, President Regarding the VC Summer Project   Good afternoon. I am Ryan Alexander, president of Taxpayers for... Read More

DOE Loan Guarantee Program:  Vogtle Reactors 3&4

August 03, 2017

DOE Loan Guarantee Program:  Vogtle Reactors 3&4 According to documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, the Department of Energy and project partners struggled to reach... Read More

Our Take

Quick Look at FY18 Energy and Water Spending in ‘Minibus’

July 28, 2017

Quick Look at FY18 Energy and Water Spending in ‘Minibus’ The last of the four bills in the “Minibus” is the House’s FY18 Energy and Water Development appropriations bill. The bill takes a cue... Read More

Our Take

House FY18 Spending Plan for DOE Energy Programs

July 28, 2017

House FY18 Spending Plan for DOE Energy Programs This week, the House passed four of the 12 annual spending bills needed to fund the government in fiscal year 2018 (FY18) in one package,... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Don’t Gut the Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

July 26, 2017

Don’t Gut the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) TCS sent the following letter to the House of Representatives urging Members to reject two amendments to the 'Make America Safe Appropriations Act' that would gut parts of the CBO. ... Read More

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

TCS appearances in the media

Trump Wants to Shrink Federal Role in Infrastructure Review

August 21, 2017 | Bloomberg BNA

The federal government should shrink its environmental oversight role and reduce its permitting timeline to two years for infrastructure... Read More

Taxpayers will pay a high price for loss of flood protection standards

August 21, 2017 | Washington Examiner

President Trump imperiled taxpayers, ignored free-market principles and hurt the environment when, in mid-August, he rescinded an Obama... Read More

Subsidies for Nuclear Reactor Projects Waste Taxpayer Money

August 17, 2017 | U.S. News & World Report

Congress should stop subsidizing nuclear power’s failures.... Read More

More in-depth material from TCS

Cyber Spending Database

July 31, 2017

Cyber Spending Database Taxpayers has created a cyber spending database to ask, explore, and analyze how much money the federal government is spending on cyber programs across all agencies.... Read More

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

Weekly Wastebasket

Our weekly reality-check for federal spending. View All

August 18, 2017

Flooding Costs Taxpayers Dearly

How is President Trump going to protect waste of taxpayer money on high risk construction after eliminating a... Read More

Quote of the Week:
"This Executive Order is not fiscally conservative, it's irresponsible and it will lead to taxpayer dollars being wasted on projects that may not be built to endure the flooding we are already seeing; and know its only going to get worse."

Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) on removal of Federal Floodplain Risk Management Standard

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