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.

Your Tax Dollars and the F-35

April 15, 2015

Your Tax Dollars and the F-35 The day before “Tax Day” the Government Accountability Office issued a riveting (if you’re into this kind of thing like we are) new study on... Read More

Oil and Gas Leasing, Revenue Collection, and Fair Return for Taxpayers Discussed at Senate Hearing

April 13, 2015

Oil and Gas Leasing, Revenue Collection, and Fair Return for Taxpayers Discussed at Senate Hearing On March 17th, the Senate Appropriations Energy and Water Development Subcommittee held a hearing on the FY2016 budget requests for the Bureau... Read More

TCS Comments on Tax Reform to Senate Finance Committee

April 15, 2015

TCS Comments on Tax Reform to Senate Finance Committee It has been more than a quarter-century since the last overhaul of the tax code, and in that time it has become a confusing thicket littered with narrow carve-outs, parochial preferences, and revenue giveaways. ... Read More

Fiscal Conservatives: Maintain Point of Order for Defense Spending (Senate)

April 14, 2015

Fiscal Conservatives: Maintain Point of Order for Defense Spending (Senate) Senator Michael B. Enzi, Chairman Committee on Budget U.S. Senate 624 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Dear Chairman... Read More

Just the FACTS about oil prices and industry profits

April 08, 2015

Just the FACTS about oil prices and industry profits Although oil prices have received considerable attention because they are so “low,” current oil prices are in line with historical averages... Read More

Money-Losing Timber Sales: Tongass National Forest

March 18, 2015

Money-Losing Timber Sales: Tongass National Forest The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service (“USFS”) manages 193 million acres of public forests and grasslands collectively known as... 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

Common Sense Cuts for the 114th Congress

April 15, 2015

Common Sense Cuts for the 114th Congress Silencing Sequester Scaremongers with $2 trillion in Deficit Reduction... Read More

U.S. Forest Service - Tongass National Forest Financials

March 16, 2015

U.S. Forest Service - Tongass National Forest Financials The U.S. Forest Service publishes an annual report on its management of the Tongass National Forest, including a financial statement of what... Read More

Weekly Wastebasket

Our weekly reality-check for federal spending. View All

April 17, 2015

Silencing Sequester Scaremongers

Before getting into the substance of this wastebasket, a little history is in order. In the wake of the 2010... Read More