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Letters & Testimony

TCS VP Testifies at House Hearing on Water Settlements

May 24, 2016

TCS VP Testifies at House Hearing on Water Settlements Today, Vice President of Taxpayers for Common Sense, Steve Ellis, is at the House Committee on Natural Resources testifying on a deal... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Coalition Letter: Cutting Duplicative Catfish Program Is Still Crucial

May 23, 2016

Coalition Letter: Cutting Duplicative Catfish Program Is Still Crucial On Monday, TCS joined with a diverse array of nine other government waste watchdogs in sending a letter to Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) to voice... Read More

Letters & Testimony

MILCON Is Not a “Contingency”: Support the Mulvaney Amendments

May 20, 2016

MILCON Is Not a “Contingency”: Support the Mulvaney Amendments TCS sent the letter below urging lawmakers to support fiscally responsible amendments by Rep. Mulvaney (R-SC) to the FY17 Military...... Read More

Our Take

Showers of Cash for Pentagon Contractors

May 19, 2016

Showers of Cash for Pentagon Contractors Granted, we’re writing this on the East Coast where the weather has been particularly wretched this Spring. We’re getting tired of all this... Read More

Statements

TCS President Ryan Alexander Testifies in Salt Lake City on Federal Coal Review

May 19, 2016

TCS President Ryan Alexander Testifies in Salt Lake City on Federal Coal Review Prepared remarks of Taxpayers for Common Sense President Ryan Alexander before the Department of the Interior in Salt Lake City, UT on... Read More

Letters & Testimony

TCS Vote Recommendations on NDAA Amendments

May 18, 2016

TCS Vote Recommendations on NDAA Amendments TCS sent the following letter to lawmakers today urging them to vote for fiscally responsible amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act.... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Right/Left Groups Join Together to Support OCO Amendment

May 18, 2016

Right/Left Groups Join Together to Support OCO Amendment On Wednesday TCS joined a bipartisan group urging lawmakers to support an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act on the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) account.... Read More

Statements

TCS President Ryan Alexander testifies on federal coal review

May 17, 2016

TCS President Ryan Alexander testifies on federal coal review Prepared remarks of Taxpayers for Common Sense President Ryan Alexander before the Department of the Interior in Casper, WY on ways it can... Read More

Event Summary

TCS Event Discusses Fair Return on Nation’s Coal

May 16, 2016

TCS Event Discusses Fair Return on Nation’s Coal TCS hosted a briefing on the reforms necessary to fix the federal coal program.... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Right/Left Coalition Supports Three Amendments to FY17 NDAA

May 16, 2016

Right/Left Coalition Supports Three Amendments to FY17 NDAA On Monday, 13 organizations spanning the political spectrum sent a joint letter to the House Rules Committee in support of three amendments to... Read More

TCS appearances in the media

Coalition Demands DOE Cut Support for Texas Project

May 27, 2016 | Environment & Energy

A coalition of environmentalist and market-based groups called on the Department of Energy today to cut support for a prominent carbon capture... Read More

Senate Advances Bill to Move Catfish Inspections

May 25, 2016 | Hattiesburg American - Gannett

WASHINGTON - Over objections from Mississippi’s Republican senators, the Senate voted Tuesday to begin debate on a measure to end catfish... Read More

Conflicts Swirl around San Joaquin Valley Irrigation Drainage Plan

May 25, 2016 | The Sacramento Bee - McClatchy

WASHINGTON - A proposal to solve a long-running San Joaquin Valley irrigation drainage dispute between the Westlands Water District and the... Read More

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Just the Facts: The Federal Crop Insurance Program

May 13, 2016

Just the Facts: The Federal Crop Insurance Program Of the many federal subsidies for the agriculture sector, the federal crop insurance program is the most expensive. To help policymakers... Read More

Fact Sheets

Reforming the Federal Coal Program: Time for a Fair Return for Taxpayers

May 13, 2016

Reforming the Federal Coal Program: Time for a Fair Return for Taxpayers In January, the Secretary of the Interior directed the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to conduct a broad, programmatic review of the... Read More

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Just the Facts: Financial Health of the Agriculture Sector

May 10, 2016

Just the Facts: Financial Health of the Agriculture Sector Supporters of expensive federal programs that subsidize the incomes of agricultural businesses claim that agricultural businesses are in dire... Read More

Weekly Wastebasket

Our weekly reality-check for federal spending. View All

May 27, 2016

Memorializing Waste

The Memorial Day weekend stretches before us, with promises of hometown parades and weenie roasts. On Memorial... Read More

Quote of the Week:
"Americans deserve the ability to assume that tributes for our men and women in military uniform are genuine displays of national pride, which many are, rather than taxpayer-funded DOD marketing gimmicks."

Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) in a report on military tributes at sporting events for which the military paid sports leagues. The NFL agreed this week to repay more than $720,000 of these misspent funds.

TCS Celebrates 20th Anniversary