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.

Showers of Cash for Pentagon Contractors

May 19, 2016

Showers of Cash for Pentagon Contractors Granted, we’re writing this on the East Coast where the weather has been particularly wretched this Spring. We’re getting tired of all this... Read More

Inspector General Calls on DOE to Cut Clean Coal Funding

May 02, 2016

Inspector General Calls on DOE to Cut Clean Coal Funding On Friday, the Office of Inspector General at the Department of Energy (DOE) released an unusually urgent report underscoring a number of... Read More

TCS VP Testifies at House Hearing on Water Settlements

May 24, 2016

TCS VP Testifies at House Hearing on Water Settlements Today, Vice President of Taxpayers for Common Sense, Steve Ellis, is at the House Committee on Natural Resources testifying on a deal... Read More

Coalition Letter: Cutting Duplicative Catfish Program Is Still Crucial

May 23, 2016

Coalition Letter: Cutting Duplicative Catfish Program Is Still Crucial On Monday, TCS joined with a diverse array of nine other government waste watchdogs in sending a letter to Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) to voice... Read More

Reforming the Federal Coal Program: Time for a Fair Return for Taxpayers

May 13, 2016

Reforming the Federal Coal Program: Time for a Fair Return for Taxpayers In January, the Secretary of the Interior directed the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to conduct a broad, programmatic review of the... Read More

Fact Sheet: Agricultural Shallow Loss Programs Digging Deeper

April 07, 2016

Fact Sheet: Agricultural Shallow Loss Programs Digging Deeper Updated Farm Program baseline numbers from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) confirm taxpayers are unlikely to harvest the $16.6 billion... 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: 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

Just the Facts: Financial Health of the Agriculture Sector

May 10, 2016

Just the Facts: Financial Health of the Agriculture Sector Supporters of expensive federal programs that subsidize the incomes of agricultural businesses claim that agricultural businesses are in dire... 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

Disaster Spending Data Resources

January 28, 2016

Disaster Spending Data Resources To increase transparency and facilitate oversight of disaster-related relief spending, TCS has collected all, or most, of the publicly... Read More

Weekly Wastebasket

Our weekly reality-check for federal spending. View All

May 27, 2016

Memorializing Waste

The Memorial Day weekend stretches before us, with promises of hometown parades and weenie roasts. On Memorial... Read More

TCS Celebrates 20th Anniversary