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Statements

Statement on EPA Proposed Biofuels Standards

May 29, 2015

Statement on EPA Proposed Biofuels Standards Today, two federal agencies failed taxpayers on biofuels policy.... Read More

Our Take

Senate Approves FY 2016 Energy and Water Spending Bill

May 27, 2015

Senate Approves FY 2016 Energy and Water Spending Bill The Senate Appropriations Committee approved its FY2016 Energy and Water spending bill on Thursday, May 21st, after a markup where lawmakers... Read More

Our Take

Appropriations Subcommittee on BLM Budget, Oil and Gas Rulemakings

May 18, 2015

Appropriations Subcommittee on BLM Budget, Oil and Gas Rulemakings The Senate Appropriations Interior Subcommittee gathered on Wednesday, May 13th for a hearing on the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)’s FY2016... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Letter: How to Vote for Taxpayers on NDAA Amendments

May 15, 2015

Letter: How to Vote for Taxpayers on NDAA Amendments On Thursday, as the House of Representatives debated the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), H.R. 1735, members offered a number of... Read More

Letters & Testimony

TCS Backs NDAA Amendment to Stop a Shipbuilding Slippery Slope

May 15, 2015

TCS Backs NDAA Amendment to Stop a Shipbuilding Slippery Slope On Thursday, TCS wrote the House of Representatives to support an amendment offered by Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Jared Polis (D-CO) to... Read More

Letters & Testimony

TCS & NTU Ask House Rules Committee to Allow Fiscally Responsible Amendments

May 13, 2015

TCS & NTU Ask House Rules Committee to Allow Fiscally Responsible Amendments On Tuesday, TCS and the National Taxpayers Union (NTU) sent a letter urging the House Rules Committee to deem certain amendments in order for... Read More

Statements

TCS Submits Comments on ONRR’s Proposed Coal Valuation Reform Rule

May 08, 2015

TCS Submits Comments on ONRR’s Proposed Coal Valuation Reform Rule TCS sent the following comments to the Office of Natural Resource Revenue (ONRR) on their proposed rule for Coal Valuation reform. Click... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Joint letter from TCS & POGO to Members of the House on the good, the bad and the ugly in the NDAA

May 07, 2015

Joint letter from TCS & POGO to Members of the House on the good, the bad and the ugly in the NDAA Taxpayers for Common Sense and the Project on Government Oversight sent the following letter to each member of the House of Representatives on... Read More

Our Take

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter Is Singing Our Song

May 07, 2015

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter Is Singing Our Song They say imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. If so, the Talking Heads were pleased to see this quote from the Secretary of Defense... Read More

Our Take

House Passes FY2016 Energy and Water Spending Bill

May 04, 2015

House Passes FY2016 Energy and Water Spending Bill After being introduced on the floor of the House of Representatives on Monday, April 27 and a week of segmented debate, the fiscal year (FY)... Read More

TCS appearances in the media

The Highway Trust Fund

May 27, 2015 | Capital Insider

Congress has just passed a measure that would continue funding highway projects through July as they debate the Highway Trust Fund. Many say... Read More

How Congress Hopes to De-Earmark Trade Earmarks

May 20, 2015 | The Washington Post

Caught in the crossfire of a ban on earmarks are little-known, specialized tax breaks members of Congress long secured for businesses back... Read More

Budget Gimmicks Are the New Normal

May 20, 2015 | U.S. News & World Report

Budget gimmicks seem to be the new normal in Washington. Straightforward budgeting, where the president proposes and the Congress disposes,... Read More

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Fact Sheets

Reforming the Federal Coal Program: Using Economic Principles to Calculate Royalties

May 08, 2015

Reforming the Federal Coal Program: Using Economic Principles to Calculate Royalties Click [HERE] to view this fact sheet in PDF form.   Reforming the Federal Coal Program: Using Economic Principles to Calculate... Read More

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

Weekly Wastebasket

Our weekly reality-check for federal spending. View All

May 29, 2015

Kabuki Corps

Throughout Taxpayers for Common Sense’s 20 year existence, every President has played games with the U.S. Army... Read More

Quote of the Week:
"The EPA was tasked by a previous Congress to manage an unrealistic and unattainable program, and it is now Congress’ responsibility to pass legislation to unwind this mess."

Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) referring to the Renewable Fuel Standard that mandates annual biofuels production volumes.

Weekly Wastebasket

Kabuki Corps

May 29, 2015

Video

The Highway Trust Fund

May 27, 2015

Weekly Wastebasket

Paving the Way with Gimmicks

May 22, 2015