Stop Waste

In the fight to control government spending and reduce our national deficits and debt, Congress’ first priority should be stopping wasteful spending. Every year, the federal government wastes billions of tax dollars on obsolete or unnecessary goods and services. ...More

For years, many special interests have been successful at securing wasteful subsidies through direct appropriations or through the tax code. Members of Congress who want to bring federal dollars to their districts have inserted spending into appropriations bills for things we simply do not need. Federal agencies have wasted federal resources through mismanagement and poor spending oversight. Ultimately, responsibility for wasting federal tax dollars rests with Congress, and lawmakers should be held accountable for all of their spending decisions.

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DOE Finalizing $1.8 Billion in Loan Guarantees for Vogtle Owner Is Reckless

June 24, 2015

DOE Finalizing $1.8 Billion in Loan Guarantees for Vogtle Owner Is Reckless Today, the Department of Energy announced it would issue $1.8 billion in loan guarantees to the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia (MEAG)... Read More

Event Summary

Briefing on the Tongass Timber Program

June 23, 2015

Briefing on the Tongass Timber Program TCS recently co-hosted a briefing with National Taxpayers Union and National Audubon Society on money-losing timber sales in the Tongass National Forest.... Read More

Statements

Comments to BLM on Oil and Gas Rulemaking

June 19, 2015

Comments to BLM on Oil and Gas Rulemaking The federal onshore oil and gas leasing system needs to be updated in order to ensure taxpayers a return for resources developed on public lands.... Read More

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Win! House votes to cut Golden Fleece Winner “Coal to Kaiserslautern”

June 11, 2015

Win! House votes to cut Golden Fleece Winner “Coal to Kaiserslautern” Last week we awarded the Golden Fleece to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees for continuing the absurd practice of sending... Read More

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Oppose HR1992 today; Save taxpayers millions

June 11, 2015

Oppose HR1992 today; Save taxpayers millions It’s time we moved on from the mistakes of SARRA, and ensure taxpayers receive a fair return for minerals extracted on federal lands.... Read More

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Fact Sheets

Biofuels Resource Page

June 23, 2015

The resource page for TCS' research on Biofuels.... Read More

Fact Sheets

2014 Farm Bill Crop Insurance Subsidies for Biofuels Crops

June 18, 2015

Taxpayers are increasingly subsidizing the entire supply chain of bioenergy production. Numerous federal farm bill programs subsidize the... Read More

Fact Sheets

Federal Subsidies for Corn Ethanol and Other Corn-Based Biofuels

June 15, 2015

Since its creation of the domestic market for corn ethanol after the energy crisis of the 1970s, the federal government has nurtured and... Read More

Fact Sheets

Anthracite Coal to Kaiserslautern

June 12, 2015

The resource page for TCS' research on U.S. anthracite shipment to Kaiserslautern, Germany.... Read More

TCS appearances in the media in Stop Waste

Stabenow Seeks Tax Sweeteners for NASCAR Track Operators

July 02, 2015 | Roll Call

Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., is teaming with Senate Appropriations Chairman Thad Cochran, R-Miss., and other senior Republicans in pressing... Read More

Commentary: Reject Navy’s Budget Gimmick

June 30, 2015 | Defense News

Congressional defense appropriators and authorizers are engaged in an oversight food fight over the Ohio-class replacement program to acquire... Read More

Royally Shortchanged

June 24, 2015 | U.S. News & World Report

It seems so obvious: Taxpayers should receive a fair return for our assets, including the development of oil and gas resources on public... Read More

Jeb Bush says Democrats ‘responsible’ for ‘swift, mindless’ cuts to defense spending

June 22, 2015 | PolitiFact

The size and scope of the U.S. military is already becoming an issue on the presidential campaign trail. During his presidential campaign... Read More

The familiar dance for funding

June 22, 2015 | Philadelphia Inquirer

WASHINGTON - Along with the pomp and pride that comes with hosting the 2016 Democratic National Convention, there's an underside for... Read More

Weekly Wastebasket

Our weekly reality-check for federal spending. View All

July 02, 2015

Tippling Tax Breaks for the Fourth

For many Americans, the Fourth of July is not just a day to celebrate the birth of our nation, but also to enjoy... Read More

Biofuels

U.S. Coal to Germany