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Gone with the Wind: How Taxpayers are Losing from Wasted Gas

August 10, 2016 | Energy

Oil and gas companies drilling on federal lands are losing a significant amount of natural gas. In their drilling operations, they are... Read More

Correcting the Record: Federal Efforts to Curb Natural Gas Waste

July 15, 2016 | Energy , Natural Resources

The Bureau of Land Management recently proposed new rules to limit the practice of venting and flaring natural gas from oil and gas wells... Read More

Just the Facts: The Federal Crop Insurance Program

May 13, 2016 | Agriculture

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

Reforming the Federal Coal Program: Time for a Fair Return for Taxpayers

May 13, 2016 | Energy , Natural Resources

In January, the Secretary of the Interior directed the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to conduct a broad, programmatic review of the... Read More

Just the Facts: Financial Health of the Agriculture Sector

May 10, 2016 | Agriculture

Supporters of expensive federal programs that subsidize the incomes of agricultural businesses claim that agricultural businesses are in... Read More

Tax Reform Act Turn 30 Years Old

April 20, 2016 > Updated: April 21, 2016 |

  Showdown at Gucci Gulch Revisited Lessons Learned from 1986 Tax Reform September 22nd, 2016 4:00-5:00 PM B338 Rayburn House... Read More

Fact Sheet: Agricultural Shallow Loss Programs Digging Deeper

April 07, 2016 | Agriculture

Updated Farm Program baseline numbers from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) confirm taxpayers are unlikely to harvest the $16.6... Read More

Tax Reform Turns 30 Years Old

April 06, 2016 |

  Showdown at Gucci Gulch Revisited: Lessons Learned from 1986 Tax Reform September 22nd, 2016 B338 Rayburn House Office... Read More

TCS Yearly Budget Request Analyses

February 05, 2016 |

Links to TCS' yearly rolling analysis of the President's budget requests for the years 2011-2016... Read More

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

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Weekly Wastebasket

Our weekly reality-check for federal spending. View All

August 26, 2016

Costly Decade to Come

“In fiscal year 2016, the federal budget deficit will increase in relation to economic output for the first time... Read More

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