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Tax Extenders: Senate Finance Committee

July 24, 2015

Tax Extenders: Senate Finance Committee On Tuesday July 21, the Senate Finance Committee approved a $95 billion package of more than 50 tax extenders, which are generally narrow... Read More

Our Take

Homeland Security in the House Appropriations Committee

July 17, 2015

Homeland Security in the House Appropriations Committee This week the House Committee on Appropriations took up the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).... Read More

Statements

TCS statement on public listening sessions on Federal Coal Program

July 09, 2015

TCS statement on public listening sessions on Federal Coal Program Below is TCS President Ryan Alexander's statement on the Interior Department's announcement today of a series of public listening sessions on... Read More

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GAO Report: Inadequate Bonding Requirements for Wind and Solar Projects

July 02, 2015

GAO Report: Inadequate Bonding Requirements for Wind and Solar Projects Last week, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report on the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)’s bonding requirements for... Read More

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Another $1.8 Billion in Loan Guarantees for Troubled Nuclear Project

June 29, 2015

Another $1.8 Billion in Loan Guarantees for Troubled Nuclear Project   Reactors 1&2 at Plant Vogtle in Burke County, Georgia Last week, the Department of Energy (DOE)... Read More

Coming Up

20th Anniversary Celebration

June 25, 2015

20th Anniversary Celebration For two decades, Taxpayers for Common Sense (TCS) has served as an independent voice for American taxpayers, making sure that the federal... Read More

Statements

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

TCS appearances in the media

Dig Up a Better Deal for Taxpayers

July 23, 2015 | U.S. News & World Report

The U.S. needs to develop a coal leasing program that actually works for the public.... Read More

Another budgetary snafu

July 21, 2015 | Capital Insider

Congress is running out of time to finish debating bills that would fund government programs for 2016. While the House has passed six, with... Read More

Transportation Department at risk of defaulting on debt, doesn’t even know how much it owes

July 16, 2015 | The Washington Times

The Dept. of Transportation has fallen dangerously behind on its debt collection.... Read More

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Golden Fleece: Blinders for Blender Pumps

July 21, 2015

Golden Fleece: Blinders for Blender Pumps With his creation of a new program to spend $100 million to pay for new gas station pumps that can handle high-blend ethanol fuels, Secretary... Read More

Fact Sheets

Biofuels Resource Page

June 23, 2015

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

Fact Sheets

2014 Farm Bill Crop Insurance Subsidies for Biofuels Crops

June 18, 2015

2014 Farm Bill Crop Insurance Subsidies for Biofuels Crops Taxpayers are increasingly subsidizing the entire supply chain of bioenergy production. Numerous federal farm bill programs subsidize the... Read More

Weekly Wastebasket

Our weekly reality-check for federal spending. View All

July 24, 2015

Endless Love for Ethanol

It’s a timeless story of teenage romance: pledges of love, abandoning reason, and rebelling against authority.... Read More

Quote of the Week:
"It was put in in 2008 as part of the reactions to the recession to stimulate the economy. It was never meant to be a permanent part of the tax code… We have to move past these discussions that are simply about extenders."

Sen. Warner (D-VA) speaking about bonus depreciation at Tuesday’s tax extenders markup.

20th Anniversary Celebration

Weekly Wastebasket

Endless Love for Ethanol

July 24, 2015

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Another budgetary snafu

July 21, 2015