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The President’s FY2017 Budget - TCS Analysis

February 08, 2016

The President’s FY2017 Budget - TCS Analysis Ongoing analysis of President Obama's final budget request for FY 2017 and insight into what it all means for taxpayers.... Read More

Event Summary

TCS Co-hosts Panel on Fair Return for Publicly-Owned Natural Resources

February 08, 2016

TCS Co-hosts Panel on Fair Return for Publicly-Owned Natural Resources TCS and Project on Government Oversight hosted a panel discussion on how the federal government can better manage resources on federal lands.... Read More

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The National Commission on the Future of the Army

February 03, 2016

The National Commission on the Future of the Army The Fiscal Year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act established the National Commission on the Future of the Army. The commissioners are... Read More

Letters & Testimony

TCS Urges Lawmakers to End Ethanol Blender Pump Spending

February 02, 2016

TCS Urges Lawmakers to End Ethanol Blender Pump Spending TCS sent the following letter urging Senators to prohibit the Secretary of Agriculture from spending $100 million on ethanol blender pumps.... Read More

Statements

Statement: Proposed Rule for Venting and Flaring

January 22, 2016

Statement: Proposed Rule for Venting and Flaring On Friday, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposed new rules to limit the amount of gas being vented, flared, and leaked from oil and gas... Read More

Statements

TCS Applauds Federal Coal Program Review

January 20, 2016

TCS Applauds Federal Coal Program Review The ad below ran in the print edition of Politico on Wednesday, January 20th.... Read More

Statements

TCS Statement: Review of Federal Coal Program Is Welcome News

January 15, 2016

TCS Statement: Review of Federal Coal Program Is Welcome News On Friday, the Department of the Interior, the federal agency responsible for managing development of federal lands and waters, announced it... Read More

Our Take

Arch Coal’s Bankruptcy Could Leave Millions in Clean-Up Costs to Taxpayers

January 12, 2016

Arch Coal’s Bankruptcy Could Leave Millions in Clean-Up Costs to Taxpayers Arch Coal's $450 million in self-bonded reclamation costs could fall onto taxpayers' backs now that the company has declared bankruptcy.... Read More

Letters & Testimony

TCS Testimony on National Flood Insurance Reform

January 12, 2016

TCS Testimony on National Flood Insurance Reform Today, TCS Vice President Steve Ellis testified at a House Financial Services hearing on “How to Create a More Robust and Private Flood Insurance Marketplace.”... Read More

Our Take

FY2016 Taxibus - TCS Analysis Blog

December 16, 2015

FY2016 Taxibus - TCS Analysis Blog Ongoing analysis of the FY2016 Taxibus - the tax extenders and omnibus appropriations package recently released by Congress...... Read More

TCS appearances in the media

Capitol Portraits, a Perk of Access, Become a Symbol of Excess Instead

February 08, 2016 | The New York Times

WASHINGTON — In a corridor just a few feet from the floor of the United States Senate hangs a 19th-century oil painting of Henry Clay, the... Read More

U.S. Opens Spigot for Lock-and-Dam Fixes, Even as Coal Traffic Dwindles

February 05, 2016 | The Wall Street Journal

CHARLEROI, Pa.—A few years ago, coal barges lined up 20 or 30 deep, waiting their turn for a towboat to shuttle them through the locks near... Read More

Memo to Defense: Budgets Aren’t Bottomless

February 02, 2016 | U.S. News & World Report

It's been just a couple of months since the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 was passed by the Congress and signed by the president. Spending... Read More

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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

Fact Sheets

Royalty Rate Reductions on Federal Coal Leases: 1990-2013

November 18, 2015

Royalty Rate Reductions on Federal Coal Leases: 1990-2013 BLM has reduced the royalty rates on federal coal leases frequently during the last 25 years.... Read More

Fact Sheets

Coal Bonding: Time to Revisit Self-Bonding Requirements

November 09, 2015

Coal Bonding: Time to Revisit Self-Bonding Requirements For centuries, coal producers in the U.S. regularly abandoned their mines when on-site operations ended, leaving tens of thousands of... Read More

Weekly Wastebasket

Our weekly reality-check for federal spending. View All

February 05, 2016

Final Budget Countdown

The final budget of the Obama Administration hits the street on Tuesday. It’s a week late and marks the sixth... Read More

Quote of the Week:
"If Congress doesn't do the necessary oversight that reauthorization requires, how can anyone trust that valuable fiscal resources are being used for the highest priorities?"

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) in a Senate Budget Committee hearing Wednesday - "Spending on Unauthorized Programs"

TCS Celebrates 20th Anniversary