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Letters & Testimony

TCS and POGO Urge House to Cut MOX Funding from Energy and Water Bill

May 01, 2015

TCS and POGO Urge House to Cut MOX Funding from Energy and Water Bill On April 30th, TCS and Project on Government Oversight sent the following letter to the House of Representatives urging members to eliminate... Read More

Letters & Testimony

TCS and NTU Urge Support for Mulvaney-Van Hollen Amendments

April 30, 2015

TCS and NTU Urge Support for Mulvaney-Van Hollen Amendments In a letter to the House on Thursday, TCS and the National Taxpayers Union (NTU) urged members to support the amendments offered by Rep.s Mick... Read More

Our Take

Buildings to Fight ISIS? OCO Spending in Military Construction Appropriations

April 30, 2015

Buildings to Fight ISIS? OCO Spending in Military Construction Appropriations Representatives Van Hollen (D-MD) and Mulvaney (R-SC) are sponsoring amendments to cut several overseas military construction projects from... Read More

Our Take

TCS analysis of National Defense Authorization bill for Fiscal Year 2016

April 28, 2015

TCS analysis of National Defense Authorization bill for Fiscal Year 2016 New Budgetary Shell Game The House Armed Services Committee bill to authorize spending for the Pentagon in Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 includes an... Read More

Letters & Testimony

TCS Joins Letter Supporting an End to the Export-Import Bank

April 21, 2015

Taxpayers for Common Sense joined more than 50 other free-market supportive organizations encouraging Congress to let the Export-Import Bank expire as scheduled.... Read More

Press Releases

Coalition Releases Report to Make Federal Disaster Policy Better, Cheaper

April 21, 2015

Coalition Releases Report to Make Federal Disaster Policy Better, Cheaper TCS and the SmarterSafer coalition release a report calling for reform of the nation’s disaster policies ... Read More

Statements

Statement on potential changes to federal onshore oil and gas regulations

April 17, 2015

The following is a statement by Ryan Alexander, President of Taxpayers for Common Sense on the Bureau of Land Management's advance notice of... Read More

Our Take

Your Tax Dollars and the F-35

April 15, 2015

Your Tax Dollars and the F-35 The day before “Tax Day” the Government Accountability Office issued a riveting (if you’re into this kind of thing like we are) new study on... Read More

Our Take

Subcommittee Passes FY2016 Energy & Water Spending Bill

April 15, 2015

Subcommittee Passes FY2016 Energy & Water Spending Bill Our Take: House Energy and Water Spending Bill FY2016 Passed by Appropriations Subcommittee On April 15th, the House Appropriations Energy... Read More

Letters & Testimony

TCS Comments on Tax Reform to Senate Finance Committee

April 15, 2015

TCS Comments on Tax Reform to Senate Finance Committee It has been more than a quarter-century since the last overhaul of the tax code, and in that time it has become a confusing thicket littered with narrow carve-outs, parochial preferences, and revenue giveaways. ... Read More

TCS appearances in the media

Corn-Based Ethanol Debate Intensifies - a Bit

May 04, 2015 | JD Supra Business Advisor

A recent article in USA Today questions whether ethanol’s days are numbered. While that article is written from the perspective of whether the... Read More

House Panel Advances Defense Bill with Billions for Connecticut Weapons

May 04, 2015 | The CT Mirror

Washington – With the backing of Rep. Joe Courtney, the House Armed Services Committee this week authorized billions of dollars for weapons... Read More

House Dedicates Millions to Unneeded Missile System

May 01, 2015 | The Washington Times

In what some are calling a political  power play, Congress moved Thursday to approve the national defense budget that includes millions of... Read More

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Reports & Data

How To Reform U.S. Disaster Policy To Prepare For A Riskier Future

April 21, 2015

How To Reform U.S. Disaster Policy To Prepare For A Riskier Future Taxpayers for Common Sense joined fellow fiscal groups, consumer advocates, environmental organizations, and insurance interests in the... Read More

Reports & Data

Common Sense Cuts for the 114th Congress

April 15, 2015

Common Sense Cuts for the 114th Congress Silencing Sequester Scaremongers with $2 trillion in Deficit Reduction... Read More

Fact Sheets

Just the FACTS about oil prices and industry profits

April 08, 2015

Just the FACTS about oil prices and industry profits Although oil prices have received considerable attention because they are so “low,” current oil prices are in line with historical averages... Read More

Weekly Wastebasket

Our weekly reality-check for federal spending. View All

May 01, 2015

Using Buildings to Beat ISIS

This was a big week for budget gimmickry in Washington as the first appropriations bills (the only ones that... Read More

Quote of the Week:
"There is clearly bipartisan opposition to using the Overseas Contingency Operations budget as a slush fund for non-war related projects. I will continue to work with Congressman Mulvaney and my other colleagues to fight against this abuse of the budget process. We need to get back to the table to have an honest debate about our budget and renegotiate the funding caps for both defense and nondefense. Only then will we be able to provide the necessary resources for our national security needs and to ensure we keep the nation’s commitments to education, research, infrastructure, and other crucial drivers of economic prosperity."

Rep. Van Hollen (D-MD), Ranking Member of the House Budget Committee, on preventing the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) budget from being used as a slush fund.