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Highlights of Department of Defense Reclama of House and Senate Authorization Bills

October 31, 2014

Earlier this month the Pentagon submitted to the Congress its views on open issues in the Defense Authorization legislation.  When Congress... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Bipartisan Coalition Sends Letter to Armed Services With Final NDAA Recommendations

October 16, 2014

Bipartisan Coalition Sends Letter to Armed Services With Final NDAA Recommendations TCS joined a coalition of groups in making money-saving recommendations to save Defense dollars.... Read More

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Expanded Draft Solicitation for Nuclear Energy Loan Guarantee Released

October 08, 2014

Expanded Draft Solicitation for Nuclear Energy Loan Guarantee Released On September 30, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued a new draft solicitation which, if finalized, would make up to $12.6 billion in loan... Read More

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Congress Nixes Pentagon’s Latest F-35 Request

September 23, 2014

Congress Nixes Pentagon’s Latest F-35 Request On September 8th, the Pentagon sent the Congress a request to reprogram Overseas Contingency Operations funds to accelerate the buy of eight... Read More

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Senate Finance Committee Holds Hearing on Energy Tax Reform

September 18, 2014

Senate Finance Committee Holds Hearing on Energy Tax Reform The Senate Finance Committee met yesterday to discuss the need for reforming the nation’s outdated energy tax laws as part of the larger tax... Read More

Letters & Testimony

TCS Letter to Senate Finance Committee Urging Reform of Energy Tax Provisions

September 17, 2014

TCS Letter to Senate Finance Committee Urging Reform of Energy Tax Provisions On Tuesday, TCS sent a letter to the Senate Finance Committee ahead of their hearing on energy provisions in the tax code.... Read More

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New GAO Report Recommends Cut in Crop Insurance Subsidies

September 08, 2014

New GAO Report Recommends Cut in Crop Insurance Subsidies Today, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report providing more evidence that reducing federal crop insurance premium... Read More

Letters & Testimony

TCS Comments to USDA on New Income Entitlement Programs

August 28, 2014

TCS Comments to USDA on New Income Entitlement Programs TCS sent official comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture about new crop insurance provisions and shallow loss entitlement programs in the 2014 farm bill. ... Read More

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New Loan Guarantee Solicitation for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects Issued

August 28, 2014

New Loan Guarantee Solicitation for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects Issued On July 3, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued a new, expanded $4 billion solicitation for both renewable energy and energy efficient... Read More

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GAO Report: Renewable Fuel Standard Costs Outweigh Benefits

August 12, 2014

GAO Report: Renewable Fuel Standard Costs Outweigh Benefits A new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report reviewed seven Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regulatory Impact Analyses (RIAs) and found... Read More

TCS appearances in the media

Revisiting disaster relief

October 30, 2014 | WJLA News 7

Nearly two years after Hurricane Sandy and a majority of the $60 billion in recovery funds have not been spent. While Congress was quick to... Read More

As Infrastructure Crumbles, Trillions Of Gallons Of Water Lost

October 30, 2014 | National Public Radio

Imagine Manhattan under almost 300 feet of water. Not water from a hurricane or a tsunami, but purified drinking water — 2.1 trillion gallons... Read More

Congress helping farmers reap huge subsidies

October 24, 2014 | Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON - A record U.S. harvest has pushed crop prices so low that taxpayers may pay billions of dollars more to subsidize farmers than... Read More

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Reports & Data

Superstorm Sandy Spending Report, Two Years Later

October 28, 2014

Superstorm Sandy Spending Report, Two Years Later Wednesday, October 29th marked the second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy hitting the east coast and provided another opportunity to examine... Read More

Fact Sheets

Updated: Biorefinery Assistance Program Fact Sheet

October 03, 2014

Updated: Biorefinery Assistance Program Fact Sheet The Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program (formerly the Biorefinery Assistance Program), administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development office, is intended to provide grants and loan guarantees to producers of advanced biofuels or heat and power from various bioenergy crops and feedstocks.... Read More

Fact Sheets

F-35 Resources

October 01, 2014

F-35 Resources For the past year, Taxpayers for Common Sense has been scrutinizing the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program. On track to be the most expensive... Read More

Weekly Wastebasket

Our weekly reality-check for federal spending. View All

October 31, 2014

Taxpayer Tricks and Treats

Happy Halloween to everyone from Taxpayers for Common Sense. While Halloween is only a once per year event,... Read More

Quote of the Week:
"Nothing can stop America. We’ve taken a lot of unwise government in the past, non-government in the past. The country will move forward. But obviously, the machine is going to work better if the people operating the levers are working with each other rather than trying to stymie each other."
Weekly Wastebasket

Subsidies Keep the Good Times Rolling

August 28, 2014

Weekly Wastebasket

Bribing to Subsidize

October 03, 2014