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New GAO Report on Tongass Timber Management

April 28, 2016

New GAO Report on Tongass Timber Management The USFS reports that its Tongass timber program cost taxpayers $11.4 million/year from 2005 and 2014 – a total of $114 million.... Read More

Letters & Testimony

TCS Urges the House to Support Flood Insurance Bill

April 26, 2016

TCS Urges the House to Support Flood Insurance Bill On Tuesday, TCS sent a letter to the House of Representatives voicing its strong support for H.R. 2901 - the Flood Insurance Market Parity and... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Fiscal Groups Support Flake Amendment #3820 to Cut Wasteful Corps Funding

April 26, 2016

Fiscal Groups Support Flake Amendment #3820 to Cut Wasteful Corps Funding TCS and the fiscal groups below sent the following letter urging Senators to support Amendment #3820 to cut wasteful Army Corps of Engineers funding.... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Fiscal Groups Oppose Murray Amendment #3813

April 25, 2016

Fiscal Groups Oppose Murray Amendment #3813 TCS and the groups below sent the following letter to the Senate regarding Amendment #3813 to the FY17 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill.... Read More

Letters & Testimony

TCS Comments on Lost Gas Rule

April 22, 2016

TCS Comments on Lost Gas Rule Comments to the Bureau of Land Management on Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation, Proposed Rule; 81... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Letter to House: “National Catastrophe Fund” Would Be Financially Catastrophic

April 21, 2016

Letter to House: “National Catastrophe Fund” Would Be Financially Catastrophic On Thursday, Taxpayers for Common Sense and six other oganizations sent a letter to the House of Representatives voicing the coalition's... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Right/Left Coalition Proposes $38.6 Billion Worth of Pentagon Savings

April 19, 2016

Right/Left Coalition Proposes $38.6 Billion Worth of Pentagon Savings Keeping the Fiscal Year 2017 budget in line with the caps will help the Department of Defense ...... Read More

Our Take

Congress Should Stop Blocking Base Closure

April 15, 2016

Congress Should Stop Blocking Base Closure On April 12th, the Pentagon transmitted a report to the Congress that lays out its excess “infrastructure capacity” – in other words, how many... Read More

Our Take

Peabody Declares Bankruptcy, Could Leave Clean-Up Costs to Taxpayers

April 14, 2016

Peabody Declares Bankruptcy, Could Leave Clean-Up Costs to Taxpayers The largest U.S. coal company declared bankruptcy Wednesday, potentially leaving $1.4 billion in clean-up costs to taxpayers.... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Coalition Letter to Support Reform for Miscellaneous Tariff Bills

April 14, 2016

Coalition Letter to Support Reform for Miscellaneous Tariff Bills On Thursday, Taxpayers for Common Sense and nine other groups sent a letter to Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), Chairman of the House Ways and Means... Read More

TCS appearances in the media

Protectionism Masquerading as Patriotism

April 27, 2016 | U.S. News & World Report

Since the 1990s the U.S. Navy has been required to purchase a very specific type of chain only from U.S. manufacturers. This requirement has... Read More

Congress Is Endangering Military Readiness

April 25, 2016 | The National Interest

House Armed Services Committee chairman Mac Thornberry recently complained about readiness weaknesses across the U.S. military. But he and his... Read More

Viewpoint: Reform Flood Insurance

April 25, 2016 | Orlando Sentinel

The federal government's flood-insurance system is swimming in more than $23 billion of debt, and while some Florida lawmakers have proposed... Read More

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Fact Sheets

Fact Sheet: Agricultural Shallow Loss Programs Digging Deeper

April 07, 2016

Fact Sheet: Agricultural Shallow Loss Programs Digging Deeper Updated Farm Program baseline numbers from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) confirm taxpayers are unlikely to harvest the $16.6 billion... Read More

Reports & Data

TCS Yearly Budget Request Analyses

February 05, 2016

TCS Yearly Budget Request Analyses Links to TCS' yearly rolling analysis of the President's budget requests for the years 2011-2016... Read More

Reports & Data

Disaster Spending Data Resources

January 28, 2016

Disaster Spending Data Resources To increase transparency and facilitate oversight of disaster-related relief spending, TCS has collected all, or most, of the publicly... Read More

Weekly Wastebasket

Our weekly reality-check for federal spending. View All

April 22, 2016

Up in Smoke

Today is the deadline for comments to the Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) on its proposed rule dealing with... Read More

Quote of the Week:
"What we’re doing right now: we have no planning, we have no capital budget, no balance sheet, we have cash accounting and accrual accounting in different parts of our government. We have the DOD, which is the single biggest budget outside of the mandatory expenditures, we can’t even audit it!"

Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) deploring current budget practices

TCS Celebrates 20th Anniversary