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.

TCS Analysis of President’s FY2016 Budget

February 02, 2015

TCS Analysis of President’s FY2016 Budget Taxpayers for Common Sense staff will be combing through the President's budget over the next several hours and days, explaining what the... Read More

Congress Making Defense Slush Fund Slushier

March 25, 2015

Congress Making Defense Slush Fund Slushier In the House and Senate budget resolutions, lawmakers are funneling $38 billion more into the Pentagon's slush fund than the Pentagon... Read More

TCS and Other Taxpayer Groups Urge Termination of Money-Losing Timber Sales

March 18, 2015

TCS and Other Taxpayer Groups Urge Termination of Money-Losing Timber Sales On Wednesday, TCS led a coaltion of taxpayer advocacy groups in sending a letter to the House of Representatives supporting efforts by Rep.... Read More

Joint Letter to Budget Committees: Ensure Taxpayers Harvest Agriculture Savings

March 04, 2015

Joint Letter to Budget Committees: Ensure Taxpayers Harvest Agriculture Savings TCS and six other fiscal conservative organizations sent a letter insisting the Budget Committees hold the Agriculture Committees accountable for producing promised savings. ... Read More

Money-Losing Timber Sales: Tongass National Forest

March 18, 2015

Money-Losing Timber Sales: Tongass National Forest The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service (“USFS”) manages 193 million acres of public forests and grasslands collectively known as... Read More

Updated: Biorefinery Assistance Program Fact Sheet

October 03, 2014

Updated: Biorefinery Assistance Program Fact Sheet The Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program (formerly the Biorefinery Assistance Program), administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development office, is intended to provide grants and loan guarantees to producers of advanced biofuels or heat and power from various bioenergy crops and feedstocks.... 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

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

Loan Guarantee Program 101

October 16, 2012

Loan Guarantee Program 101 A basic primer on the Department of Energy (DOE) Loan Guarantee Program and answers general questions on the history, administration, and overall effect of the program.... Read More

U.S. Forest Service - Tongass National Forest Financials

March 16, 2015

U.S. Forest Service - Tongass National Forest Financials The U.S. Forest Service publishes an annual report on its management of the Tongass National Forest, including a financial statement of what... Read More

Taxpayers are losing millions on natural gas extracted from federal land

November 19, 2014

Taxpayers are losing millions on natural gas extracted from federal land The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) within the Department of the Interior (DOI) manages both leasing on federal lands and leasing of federal... Read More

Weekly Wastebasket

Our weekly reality-check for federal spending. View All

March 27, 2015

Unsustainable Growth

Just before leaving for a two-week recess, the House passed a bill aimed at permanently solving a long-standing... Read More