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.

“Buy America” Provisions: The New Form of Backdoor Earmarking

July 18, 2017

“Buy America” Provisions: The New Form of Backdoor Earmarking Have you heard? The President has declared this “Buy American” week. You know what week we would like to see? “Protect Taxpayers” week.... Read More

Pentagon Strategy Before Pentagon Budget Request: Is There a Plan for the Money?

June 30, 2017

Pentagon Strategy Before Pentagon Budget Request: Is There a Plan for the Money? At TCS we have often called for a public debate of the goals and strategy of U.S. military engagement. More than half of the federal... Read More

Don’t Gut the Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

July 26, 2017

Don’t Gut the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) TCS sent the following letter to the House of Representatives urging Members to reject two amendments to the 'Make America Safe Appropriations Act' that would gut parts of the CBO. ... Read More

Fiscal Groups Support Amendments to Cut New Pentagon Slush Fund

July 25, 2017

Fiscal Groups Support Amendments to Cut New Pentagon Slush Fund TCS sent the following letter to the House of Representatives supporting amendments geared towards eliminating the "National Defense Restoration Fund".... Read More

Locked into Outdated, Ineffective Methane Rule: Taxpayers Will Lose

June 16, 2017

Locked into Outdated, Ineffective Methane Rule: Taxpayers Will Lose The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has postponed the date of when certain sections of its Methane Waste Rule will take effect, citing... Read More

Rural Energy for America Program

June 15, 2017

Rural Energy for America Program The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) was created in the 2008 Farm Bill to provide federal grants and loans to renewable energy... 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

June 02, 2017 > Updated: June 02, 2017

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

June 02, 2017 > Updated: June 02, 2017

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

July 21, 2017

Flood Insurance Needs More Common Sense

You’d think that if the notoriously partisan House of Representatives could come together and pass... Read More

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