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.

Covering Costs of Cleaning Up Coal Mines

August 09, 2016

Covering Costs of Cleaning Up Coal Mines The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), in a new policy advisory to states on surface coal mining, says that coal... Read More

Senate Considers FY17 Defense Authorization Bill

June 08, 2016

Senate Considers FY17 Defense Authorization Bill Just when we thought some fiscally responsible ideas might be bubbling to the top in the United States Senate, our hopes have been dashed all... Read More

Committee Votes Should be Recorded For Legislation Approving More Than $100 Million

September 14, 2016

Committee Votes Should be Recorded For Legislation Approving More Than $100 Million TCS joined other fiscal conservative organizations to tell Congress they should require a recorded committee vote on legislation approving... Read More

Remove Wasteful Provisions from S. 2848 Water Resources Development Act of 2016

September 08, 2016

Remove Wasteful Provisions from S. 2848 Water Resources Development Act of 2016 TCS sent a letter along with analysis of the WRDA bill, highlighting wasteful provisions. ... Read More

Benefits of Measuring Federal Agricultural Conservation Programs

August 03, 2016

Benefits of Measuring Federal Agricultural Conservation Programs Federal taxpayers have an interest in the conservation of agricultural resources because of agriculture’s potential to both impose significant... Read More

Correcting the Record: Federal Efforts to Curb Natural Gas Waste

July 15, 2016

Correcting the Record: Federal Efforts to Curb Natural Gas Waste 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

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

Just the Facts About the 2014 Farm Bill Income Entitlements

September 15, 2016

Just the Facts About the 2014 Farm Bill Income Entitlements Promises that the 2014 FARM BILL would produce savings for taxpayers are failing to bear fruit. This is because of exploding costs in the... Read More

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

Reform the Tax Code

September 22, 2016

Reform the Tax Code The U.S. tax code last underwent a major overhaul 30 years ago. Today, it is a confusing thicket of narrow carve-outs, parochial preferences,... Read More

Gone with the Wind: How Taxpayers are Losing from Wasted Gas

August 10, 2016

Gone with the Wind: How Taxpayers are Losing from Wasted Gas Oil and gas companies drilling on federal lands are losing a significant amount of natural gas. In their drilling operations, they are... Read More

Weekly Wastebasket

Our weekly reality-check for federal spending. View All

September 23, 2016

Learning Lessons from Tax Reform

Taxpayers for Common Sense held a panel conversation yesterday commemorating the Tax Reform Act of 1986. The... Read More

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Weekly Wastebasket

Learning Lessons from Tax Reform

September 23, 2016

Reports & Data

Reform the Tax Code

September 22, 2016

Weekly Wastebasket

ChIMPS in the Budget

September 16, 2016