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.

New GAO Report on Tongass Timber Management

April 28, 2016

New GAO Report on Tongass Timber Management The USFS reports that its Tongass timber program cost taxpayers $11.4 million/year from 2005 and 2014 – a total of $114 million.... Read More

Congress Should Stop Blocking Base Closure

April 15, 2016

Congress Should Stop Blocking Base Closure On April 12th, the Pentagon transmitted a report to the Congress that lays out its excess “infrastructure capacity” – in other words, how many... Read More

TCS Urges the House to Support Flood Insurance Bill

April 26, 2016

TCS Urges the House to Support Flood Insurance Bill On Tuesday, TCS sent a letter to the House of Representatives voicing its strong support for H.R. 2901 - the Flood Insurance Market Parity and... Read More

Fiscal Groups Support Flake Amendment #3820 to Cut Wasteful Corps Funding

April 26, 2016

Fiscal Groups Support Flake Amendment #3820 to Cut Wasteful Corps Funding TCS and the fiscal groups below sent the following letter urging Senators to support Amendment #3820 to cut wasteful Army Corps of Engineers funding.... 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

Royalty Rate Reductions on Federal Coal Leases: 1990-2013

November 18, 2015

Royalty Rate Reductions on Federal Coal Leases: 1990-2013 BLM has reduced the royalty rates on federal coal leases frequently during the last 25 years.... 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 TCS criticized the bill for a litany of reasons including but not limited to the fact that Congress finally repealed the outdated and wasteful direct payment program but then squandered the majority of the potential savings on three new “shallow loss” programs that will likely cost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

Venting and Flaring of Natural Gas on Federal Lands

October 13, 2015

Venting and Flaring of Natural Gas on Federal Lands The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) within the Department of the Interior (DOI) manages about 245 million acres of public lands, located... Read More

Shallow Loss Agriculture Programs 101

August 06, 2015

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

April 22, 2016

Up in Smoke

Today is the deadline for comments to the Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) on its proposed rule dealing with... Read More

TCS Celebrates 20th Anniversary