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Statements

Statement on potential changes to federal onshore oil and gas regulations

April 17, 2015

The following is a statement by Ryan Alexander, President of Taxpayers for Common Sense on the Bureau of Land Management's advance notice of... Read More

Our Take

Your Tax Dollars and the F-35

April 15, 2015

Your Tax Dollars and the F-35 The day before “Tax Day” the Government Accountability Office issued a riveting (if you’re into this kind of thing like we are) new study on... Read More

Letters & Testimony

TCS Comments on Tax Reform to Senate Finance Committee

April 15, 2015

TCS Comments on Tax Reform to Senate Finance Committee It has been more than a quarter-century since the last overhaul of the tax code, and in that time it has become a confusing thicket littered with narrow carve-outs, parochial preferences, and revenue giveaways. ... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Fiscal Conservatives: Maintain Point of Order for Defense Spending (Senate)

April 14, 2015

Senator Michael B. Enzi, Chairman Committee on Budget U.S. Senate 624 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Dear Chairman... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Fiscal Conservatives: Maintain Point of Order for Defense Spending (House)

April 14, 2015

Representative Tom Price, M.D. Committee on the Budget U.S. House of Representatives 207 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC... Read More

Our Take

Oil and Gas Leasing, Revenue Collection, and Fair Return for Taxpayers Discussed at Senate Hearing

April 13, 2015

Oil and Gas Leasing, Revenue Collection, and Fair Return for Taxpayers Discussed at Senate Hearing On March 17th, the Senate Appropriations Energy and Water Development Subcommittee held a hearing on the FY2016 budget requests for the Bureau... Read More

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Budget Hearing: Senate Energy and Water Subcommittee discusses DOE’s FY16 budget request

April 13, 2015

Budget Hearing: Senate Energy and Water Subcommittee discusses DOE’s FY16 budget request On March 25th, the Senate Appropriations Energy and Water Development Subcommittee held a hearing on the Department of Energy (DOE)’s FY2016... Read More

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Military Unfunded (and Unexplained) Priority List

April 01, 2015

Military Unfunded (and Unexplained) Priority List It’s Spring, finally. The promise of cherry blossoms fills the air in Washington. It’s also that time of year in the nation’s capital when a... Read More

Our Take

Congress Making Defense Slush Fund Slushier

March 25, 2015

Congress Making Defense Slush Fund Slushier In the House and Senate budget resolutions, lawmakers are funneling $38 billion more into the Pentagon's slush fund than the Pentagon... Read More

Our Take

Senate Budget Committee Holds Hearing on The Benefits of a Balanced Budget

March 23, 2015

Senate Budget Committee Holds Hearing on The Benefits of a Balanced Budget At a March 11th Senate Budget Committee hearing on the benefits of a balanced budget, lawmakers discussed government waste, corporate welfare,... Read More

TCS appearances in the media

K St. Swarms on Pentagon’s ‘Wish Lists’

April 16, 2015 | The Hill

The re-emergence of Pentagon “wish lists” to Congress has ignited a fierce lobbying battle among some of the world’s largest contractors, who... Read More

Environmental Group Targets Ohio’s Portman over Clean Air

April 13, 2015 | The Toledo Blade

One of America’s most well-financed and courtroom-savvy environmental groups is going hard after U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R., Ohio) for a budget... Read More

Without Funding Boost, Navy Shipbuilding Plan Runs Aground

April 09, 2015 | Daily Press

NEWPORT NEWS -- On the surface, the Navy's new 30-year shipbuilding plan looks like smooth sailing for Huntington Ingalls Industries and other... Read More

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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

Fact Sheets

Just the FACTS about oil prices and industry profits

April 08, 2015

Just the FACTS about oil prices and industry profits Although oil prices have received considerable attention because they are so “low,” current oil prices are in line with historical averages... Read More

Fact Sheets

Money-Losing Timber Sales: Tongass National Forest

March 18, 2015

Money-Losing Timber Sales: Tongass National Forest The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service (“USFS”) manages 193 million acres of public forests and grasslands collectively known as... Read More

Weekly Wastebasket

Our weekly reality-check for federal spending. View All

April 17, 2015

Silencing Sequester Scaremongers

Before getting into the substance of this wastebasket, a little history is in order. In the wake of the 2010... Read More

Quote of the Week:
"To me the OCO piece, I hate to be too pejorative, it’s really a slush fund. For the military hawks that was total optics. What they wanted was to show that they were spending $1 billion more than the president."

Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), referring to the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) fund in the House and Senate budget resolutions.