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.

Can’t Fight Terror with Nukes

December 23, 2016

Can’t Fight Terror with Nukes Looking back at the last year or so, we have started at least two commentaries with, “Terrorists have struck again in a major European... Read More

Continuing Resolution Contains $14 Billion in Off-Budget Spending

December 08, 2016

Continuing Resolution Contains $14 Billion in Off-Budget Spending Congress is set to debate a stop-gap spending bill funding the government after the current bill expires December 9th. The bill, Further... Read More

Letter to Senate: Interior Secretary Must Protect Taxpayer Interest

January 12, 2017

Letter to Senate: Interior Secretary Must Protect Taxpayer Interest TCS sent a letter to the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee in advance of their confirmation hearing next week... Read More

Effort to Gut House Ethics Office Stopped

January 03, 2017

Effort to Gut House Ethics Office Stopped On Tuesday, Taxpayers for Common Sense sent the following letter to the office of Speaker of the House of Representatives: Paul Ryan (R-WI)... Read More

How the New Methane Rule Benefits Taxpayers

January 06, 2017

How the New Methane Rule Benefits Taxpayers The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) administers mineral leasing on 245 million acres of public lands, including onshore federal oil and gas... Read More

How to Increase the Benefits from Federal Agricultural Conservation Programs

October 31, 2016

How to Increase the Benefits from Federal Agricultural Conservation Programs Covering more than 40 percent of land area in the United States, crop and ranchlands have a significant impact on the landscape.[1]... 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

Preventing Waste and Ensuring Fair Returns for Natural Gas on Federal Lands

October 13, 2015 > Updated: January 06, 2017

Preventing Waste and Ensuring Fair Returns for Natural Gas on Federal Lands BLM’s Methane Rule is Good for Taxpayers   The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) administers mineral leasing on 245 million acres... 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

January 13, 2017

Out of the Box Thinking

The President-elect has talked about thinking out of the box and reinventing government. This idea is one... Read More

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