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Locked into Outdated, Ineffective Methane Rule: Taxpayers Will Lose

June 16, 2017 | Energy , Natural Resources

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 | Agriculture , Natural Resources

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

Just the Facts About the 2014 Farm Bill Income Entitlements

June 02, 2017 > Updated: June 02, 2017 | Agriculture

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 | Agriculture

Of the many federal subsidies for the agriculture sector, the federal crop insurance program is the most expensive. To help policymakers... Read More

Why Does the Tool Exclude Department of Defense Operations and Maintenance?

June 01, 2017 | National Security

The Pentagon’s Operations and Maintenance (O&M) budget lines are a significant portion of each year’s budget request. As a reference... Read More

What Does the U.S. Government Spend on Cyber Issues? Nobody Knows

June 01, 2017 | National Security

The federal government’s cyber security role is complex, and involves protecting federal information systems, determining the... Read More

Cyber Methodology

June 01, 2017 |

WHAT IS THIS DATABASE? When it comes to cyber spending, of this much we are sure: The federal government spends a boatload of money.... Read More

Do Spikes in Federal Spending Correspond with known Cyber Attacks?

June 01, 2017 | National Security

Unclassified federal cyber spending spiked in Fiscal Year 2011 and again in Fiscal Year 2015. It makes sense that these surges, in... Read More

What is This Database?

June 01, 2017 | National Security

When it comes to cyber spending, of this much we are sure: The federal government spends a boatload of money. How many billions... Read More

Classified Cyber Spending – The Rest of the Iceberg

June 01, 2017 | National Security

Taxpayers for Common Sense’s cyber spending database contains only the unclassified portion of federal cyber spending, and draws only... Read More

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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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