Library

Below you can find materials from all of the different issues we work on organized by type of content. Click on the column heading for a complete list within an individual content type.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014: Commentary and Analysis

May 19, 2014

Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014: Commentary and Analysis The Conference report on H.R. 3080 is a missed opportunity to reform management of our nation’s infrastructure in a fiscally responsible... Read More

Shallow Loss Program Update

February 25, 2014

Shallow Loss Program Update On Feb. 7, the President signed a new trillion dollar farm bill, H.R. 2642, into law. TCS criticized the bill for a litany of reasons including but not limited to the fact that Congress finally repealed the outdated and wasteful direct payment program but then squandered the majority of the potential savings on three new “shallow loss” programs that will likely cost taxpayers more in the long run. ... Read More

Venting and Flaring of Natural Gas on Federal Lands

October 13, 2015

Venting and Flaring of Natural Gas on Federal Lands The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) within the Department of the Interior (DOI) is in the process of establishing new standards to limit the... Read More

Shallow Loss Agriculture Programs 101

August 06, 2015

Shallow Loss Agriculture Programs 101 What are “shallow loss” agriculture programs?... Read More

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

Report: Understanding Federal Subsidies for the Biofuels & Biomass Industries

September 09, 2015

Report: Understanding Federal Subsidies for the Biofuels & Biomass Industries This report examines the subsidies the ethanol industry has received over the last three decades on all steps of the supply chain, and how biofuel and biomass subsidies have allowed the federal government to pick winners and losers, distort energy and agriculture markets, and contribute to expansion and overproduction of certain types of bioenergy.... 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

TCS Celebrates 20th Anniversary