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.

Who’re You Calling a CR?

September 01, 2015

Who’re You Calling a CR? Given the Congress’ utter abdication of its Constitutionally-mandated power to decide how federal dollars will be spent, we are now less than... Read More

TCS Calls for Fair Return, More Transparency at Billings Coal Listening Session

August 17, 2015

TCS Calls for Fair Return, More Transparency at Billings Coal Listening Session The Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) held a listening session on federal coal leasing in Billings, Montana on Tuesday... Read More

Call for Public Access to CRS Reports

August 25, 2015

Call for Public Access to CRS Reports August 24, 2015   The Honorable Roy Blunt Chairman Committee on Rules and Administration United States Senate The... Read More

Fannie and Freddie Coalition Letter

August 25, 2015

Fannie and Freddie Coalition Letter     August 25, 2015   Open Letter to the House and Senate: Protect Taxpayers from Another Fannie/Freddie Bailout – Enact the Enterprise... Read More

Recommendations for an Alternative, Accountable Farm Safety Net

August 07, 2015

Recommendations for an Alternative, Accountable Farm Safety Net August 2015 The current farm safety net is a complex web of overlapping and expensive subsidies that rewards special interests and large... Read More

Biofuels Resource Page

June 23, 2015

Biofuels Resource Page The resource page for TCS' research on Biofuels.... 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 TCS criticized the bill for a litany of reasons including but not limited to the fact that Congress finally repealed the outdated and wasteful direct payment program but then squandered the majority of the potential savings on three new “shallow loss” programs that will likely cost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

Shallow Loss Agriculture Programs 101

August 06, 2015

Shallow Loss Agriculture Programs 101 What are “shallow loss” agriculture programs?... 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

Federal Coal Program Resource Page

July 28, 2015

Federal Coal Program Resource Page The resource page for TCS' research on the federal coal program.... Read More

Agricultural Conservation: A Farmer’s Risk Management Tool

July 28, 2015

Agricultural Conservation: A Farmer’s Risk Management Tool Agricultural producers mitigate risks of doing business in various ways by utilizing private sector risk management options and enrolling in... Read More

Weekly Wastebasket

Our weekly reality-check for federal spending. View All

August 28, 2015

Hurricane Katrina: Policy Lessons Still Not Heeded

Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina and its impact on New Orleans and the Gulf Coast staggered the nation. A major... Read More

20th Anniversary Celebration