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.

Secret Report on B-21 Secrecy

May 15, 2017

Secret Report on B-21 Secrecy In an ironic twist that shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, the Department of Defense Inspector General has launched a new, and... Read More

FY2017 Omnibus - TCS Analysis

May 01, 2017

FY2017 Omnibus - TCS Analysis With 20 years of experience, TCS staff will be combing through the FY2017 Omnibus spending plan and posting our observations and analyses... Read More

Protect Taxpayers from Millions in Lost Royalty Revenue: Vote No on H.J.Res.36

May 10, 2017

Protect Taxpayers from Millions in Lost Royalty Revenue: Vote No on H.J.Res.36 TCS sent the following letter to the Senate, telling Senators to not use the blunt axe of the CRA to repeal the BLM Methane Waste Rule. ... Read More

Taxpayers Lose If Senate Uses Blunt Axe of the CRA to Repeal BLM Methane Waste Rule

May 08, 2017

Taxpayers Lose If Senate Uses Blunt Axe of the CRA to Repeal BLM Methane Waste Rule TCS sent the following letter early Monday morning to the Senate, telling Senators to not use the blunt axe of the CRA to repeal the BLM Methane Waste Rule. ... Read More

Cotton’s Generous Safety Net

May 19, 2017

Cotton’s Generous Safety Net In an effort to obtain more taxpayer subsidies, Washington special interests continually misrepresent the existing overly generous taxpayer financed safety net for the U.S. cotton industry. The fact is cotton growers already benefit form billions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies and do not need Washington to authorize even more spending.... Read More

Recommendations for Creating an Accountable Farm Safety Net

May 15, 2017

Recommendations for Creating an Accountable Farm Safety Net Making federal agriculture policies more accountable to taxpayers will save tens of billions of federal dollars and reduce barriers for the next generation of farmers and promote a more resilient American agriculture.... Read More

Brief: Federal Coal Program Review

January 17, 2017

Brief: Federal Coal Program Review In January 2016, the Secretary of the Interior directed the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to conduct a broad, programmatic review of the... Read More

Wind and Solar Leasing Rule

October 01, 2016

Wind and Solar Leasing Rule The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is expected to release its Wind and Solar Leasing Rule in the next few weeks.[1] The rule would create a... 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

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

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

May 26, 2017

The President’s Budget, Explained

There was plenty of coffee and donuts at the office this week—both necessary to TCS’s mission to be a reality... Read More

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