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Letters & Testimony

Letter to Senate: Interior Secretary Must Protect Taxpayer Interest

January 12, 2017

Letter to Senate: Interior Secretary Must Protect Taxpayer Interest TCS sent a letter to the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee in advance of their confirmation hearing next week... Read More

Statements

TCS Statement on Interior Review of Federal Coal Program

January 11, 2017

TCS Statement on Interior Review of Federal Coal Program Today, the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released the latest results of their multi-year review of the... Read More

Press Releases

Coalition Launches New Website & Database of Cuts

January 10, 2017

Coalition Launches New Website & Database of Cuts For immediate release: Jan. 10, 2016 www.GreenScissors.com Strange bedfellows launch new database targeting over $250 billion in polluter... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Effort to Gut House Ethics Office Stopped

January 03, 2017

Effort to Gut House Ethics Office Stopped On Tuesday, Taxpayers for Common Sense sent the following letter to the office of Speaker of the House of Representatives: Paul Ryan (R-WI)... Read More

Our Take

Can’t Fight Terror with Nukes

December 23, 2016

Can’t Fight Terror with Nukes Looking back at the last year or so, we have started at least two commentaries with, “Terrorists have struck again in a major European... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Letter to Senate: S. 612 (WIIN) is a Loss for Taxpayers

December 08, 2016

Letter to Senate: S. 612 (WIIN) is a Loss for Taxpayers Taxpayers for Common Sense and the National Taxpayers Union sent the following letter to the Senate Wednesday afternoon asking lawmakers to... Read More

Our Take

Continuing Resolution Contains $14 Billion in Off-Budget Spending

December 08, 2016

Continuing Resolution Contains $14 Billion in Off-Budget Spending Congress is set to debate a stop-gap spending bill funding the government after the current bill expires December 9th. The bill, Further... Read More

Our Take

Pentagon Hides Pentagon-Commissioned Study That Told Them How to Save $125 Billion

December 06, 2016

Pentagon Hides Pentagon-Commissioned Study That Told Them How to Save $125 Billion Just in time for the release of a draft Continuing Resolution to keep the federal government working past Friday, the Washington Post... Read More

Letters & Testimony

Right-Left Coalition Tells Congress to Scrap Increased Funding for OCO Account

December 02, 2016

Right-Left Coalition Tells Congress to Scrap Increased Funding for OCO Account Taxpayers for Common Sense recently joined a left/right coalition letter to Congress regarding the Pentagon budget. The letter told lawmakers... Read More

Our Take

Conference Report: NDAA (FY 2017) - Analysis Blog

December 01, 2016

Conference Report: NDAA (FY 2017) - Analysis Blog The massive piece of compromise legislation that sets Pentagon policy for Fiscal Year 2017 was just released to the public... Read More

TCS appearances in the media

Exxon’s Tax Wars Entangle Tillerson in Potential Conflicts

January 10, 2017 | E&E News

Two months before President-elect Donald Trump selected Exxon Mobil Corp. CEO Rex Tillerson to be his secretary of State, lawyers for Exxon... Read More

What Are Conservatives Doing Voting to Increase Debt by $9 Trillion?

January 09, 2017 | Centre Daily Times

WASHINGTON — Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have been adamant – the federal debt is way too high and has got to be tamed fast. Cruz, a... Read More

Bring Back Bacon? Southern Illinois Congressmen Push For Return of Budget Earmarks

January 07, 2017 | Chicago Tribune

Congressmen from southern Illinois want the return of so-called earmarks that allow local representatives designate federal funds for local... Read More

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Fact Sheets

How the New Methane Rule Benefits Taxpayers

January 06, 2017

How the New Methane Rule Benefits Taxpayers The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) administers mineral leasing on 245 million acres of public lands, including onshore federal oil and gas... Read More

Reports & Data

Crop Insurance and Private Sector Delivery

December 14, 2016

Crop Insurance and Private Sector Delivery Private-public risk sharing has been an important and unique feature of the federal crop insurance program since 1981. Under the Federal... Read More

Reports & Data

Coal Tax Subsidies: A Boon for Kemper

November 15, 2016

Coal Tax Subsidies: A Boon for Kemper A new report from Taxpayers for Common Sense (TCS) and Friends of the Earth (FOE) sounds the alarm on a lame duck tax deal that could send... Read More

Weekly Wastebasket

Our weekly reality-check for federal spending. View All

January 13, 2017

Out of the Box Thinking

The President-elect has talked about thinking out of the box and reinventing government. This idea is one... Read More

Quote of the Week:
"[T]here is a need to modernize the federal coal program…We have a responsibility to ensure the public – including state governments – get a fair return from the sale of America's coal, operate the program efficiently and in a way that meets the needs of our neighbors in coal communities…The only responsible next step is to undertake further review and implement these commonsense measures."

 Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell in a press release announcing the results of a public review of the nation's federal coal program. 

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