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.

Expanded Draft Solicitation for Nuclear Energy Loan Guarantee Released

October 08, 2014

Expanded Draft Solicitation for Nuclear Energy Loan Guarantee Released On September 30, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued a new draft solicitation which, if finalized, would make up to $12.6 billion in loan... Read More

Congress Nixes Pentagon’s Latest F-35 Request

September 23, 2014

Congress Nixes Pentagon’s Latest F-35 Request On September 8th, the Pentagon sent the Congress a request to reprogram Overseas Contingency Operations funds to accelerate the buy of eight... Read More

Bipartisan Coalition Sends Letter to Armed Services With Final NDAA Recommendations

October 16, 2014

Bipartisan Coalition Sends Letter to Armed Services With Final NDAA Recommendations TCS joined a coalition of groups in making money-saving recommendations to save Defense dollars.... Read More

TCS Letter to Senate Finance Committee Urging Reform of Energy Tax Provisions

September 17, 2014

TCS Letter to Senate Finance Committee Urging Reform of Energy Tax Provisions On Tuesday, TCS sent a letter to the Senate Finance Committee ahead of their hearing on energy provisions in the tax code.... Read More

Updated: Biorefinery Assistance Program Fact Sheet

October 03, 2014

Updated: Biorefinery Assistance Program Fact Sheet The Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program (formerly the Biorefinery Assistance Program), administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development office, is intended to provide grants and loan guarantees to producers of advanced biofuels or heat and power from various bioenergy crops and feedstocks.... Read More

F-35 Resources

October 01, 2014

F-35 Resources For the past year, Taxpayers for Common Sense has been scrutinizing the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program. On track to be the most expensive... 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

A Century of Subsidies for the Oil & Gas Industry

April 18, 2014

A Century of Subsidies for the Oil & Gas Industry The oil and gas industry has been getting subsidies for almost a century. We can't afford special treatment for profitable companies. The time has come to end taxpayer subsidies for the industry.... Read More

Loan Guarantee Program 101

October 16, 2012

Loan Guarantee Program 101 A basic primer on the Department of Energy (DOE) Loan Guarantee Program and answers general questions on the history, administration, and overall effect of the program.... Read More

Effective Tax Rates of Oil & Gas Companies: Cashing in on Special Treatment

July 30, 2014

Effective Tax Rates of Oil & Gas Companies: Cashing in on Special Treatment From 2009 through 2013, large U.S.-based oil and gas companies paid far less in federal income taxes than the statutory rate of 35 percent.... Read More

The Unaffordable F-35: Budget History and Alternatives

April 24, 2014

The Unaffordable F-35: Budget History and Alternatives At least $8 billion of the Pentagon’s budget for fiscal year 2015 is devoted to a single aircraft program: the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.... Read More

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October 24, 2014

Sandy Anniversary: Still Money to Spend, Will It Be Spent Right?

Volume XIX No.43 Wednesday, October 29th will mark the second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy hitting the east... Read More

The Unaffordable F-35

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Subsidies Keep the Good Times Rolling

August 28, 2014

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Bribing to Subsidize

October 03, 2014