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Prepping the Ground for Farm Bill Reform

July 29, 2016

Prepping the Ground for Farm Bill Reform Most of the programs created in the trillion-dollar 2014 farm bill are authorized through 2018. Consequently, Congress is unlikely to have a... Read More

Statements

Statement on GAO Report on Flaring and Venting of Natural Gas

July 21, 2016

Statement on GAO Report on Flaring and Venting of Natural Gas Ryan Alexander, president, Taxpayers for Common Sense, issued the following statement on the Government Accountability Office’s findings that... Read More

Statements

Comments on Proposed Self-Bonding Rule

July 20, 2016

Re: Comments on Proposed Self-Bonding Rule Changes, Docket ID: OSM-2016-0006 Dear Director Pizarchik: Taxpayers for Common Sense (“TCS”)... Read More

Statements

Debt Management and Fiscal Responsibility Act

July 13, 2016

Statement by Ms. Ryan Alexander, president of Taxpayers for Common Sense on Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) Introducing the Debt... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Fiscal Conservative Coalition Tells Congress to Scrap OCO Deadline Gimmick

July 12, 2016

Fiscal Conservative Coalition Tells Congress to Scrap OCO Deadline Gimmick On Tuesday, Taxpayers for Common Sense joined with 17 other fiscal conservative organizations in sending a letter to all members of Congress... Read More

Coming Up

Make Your Voice Heard on Federal Coal Reform, Email BLM!

July 05, 2016

Make Your Voice Heard on Federal Coal Reform, Email BLM! Make your voice heard on federal coal reform!   Coal mined on federal land belongs to all U.S. taxpayers and getting a fair return for its... Read More

Statements

Statement on Coal Valuation Rule

June 30, 2016

Statement by Ryan Alexander, president, Taxpayers for Common Sense in response to the release today of the Consolidated Federal Oil & Gas and... Read More

Letters & Testimony

NDAA: Right/ Left Groups Urge Fiscal Conservative Positions

June 30, 2016

NDAA: Right/ Left Groups Urge Fiscal Conservative Positions TCS and Right/Left groups sent the following letter to lawmakers today urging fiscally conservative positions for the FY17 National Defense Authorization Act.... Read More

Letters & Testimony

TCS at Pittsburgh Public Hearing: Time to Fix Federal Coal, Get Fair Return

June 28, 2016

TCS at Pittsburgh Public Hearing: Time to Fix Federal Coal, Get Fair Return TCS Senior Program Director Autumn Hanna spoke today at a Dept. of Interior listening session on reforming federal coal.... Read More

Letters & Testimony

TCS Joins Groups in Letter Opposing Wasteful Catfish Inspection Program

June 23, 2016

TCS Joins Groups in Letter Opposing Wasteful Catfish Inspection Program TCS joined groups in a letter to House leadership this week expressing opposition to USDA's wasteful, duplicative catfish inspection program.... Read More

TCS appearances in the media

Kaine’s Ag Resume

July 26, 2016 | DTN - The Progressive Farmer

OMAHA (DTN) -- Though U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack would have been considered a homerun for agriculture as Democratic presidential... Read More

Tim Canova Attacks Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Record on Big Sugar

July 26, 2016 | PolitiFact

A nasty-looking toxic algae bloom on Florida’s coasts has oozed into political races, including U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s... Read More

At GOP National Convention, Ron Johnson Attacks Challenger Russ Feingold’s Support for the Military

July 26, 2016 | PolitiFact - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson used part of his July 19, 2016, speech at the Republican National Convention to boost his re-election campaign,... Read More

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Fact Sheets

Correcting the Record: Federal Efforts to Curb Natural Gas Waste

July 15, 2016

The Bureau of Land Management recently proposed new rules to limit the practice of venting and flaring natural gas from oil and gas wells on... Read More

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Just the Facts: The Federal Crop Insurance Program

May 13, 2016

Just the Facts: The Federal Crop Insurance Program Of the many federal subsidies for the agriculture sector, the federal crop insurance program is the most expensive. To help policymakers... Read More

Fact Sheets

Reforming the Federal Coal Program: Time for a Fair Return for Taxpayers

May 13, 2016

Reforming the Federal Coal Program: Time for a Fair Return for Taxpayers In January, the Secretary of the Interior directed the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to conduct a broad, programmatic review of the... Read More

Weekly Wastebasket

Our weekly reality-check for federal spending. View All

July 29, 2016

Subsidizing Sand Castles

Fun in the sun may be costing you more than you think. A sobering fact: If you go to a beach along the East or... Read More

Quote of the Week:
"The Bureau of Land Management has both the authority and the obligation to ensure that taxpayers aren’t being fleeced by oil and gas companies on public land. "

House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ), commenting on the GAO's new report criticizing the accounting system for natural gas production on federal lands

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