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$58 billion “Emergency” Overseas Operations Spending equals 5th Largest Federal Agency

June 30, 2014 | Fact Sheets | National Security

$58 billion “Emergency” Overseas Operations Spending equals 5th Largest Federal Agency At Taxpayers for Common Sense, we don’t advocate cutting federal spending in one department or agency and moving it to another. But... Read More

Updated: Bioenergy Program for Advanced Biofuels Fact Sheet

June 20, 2014 | Fact Sheets | Agriculture , Energy

Updated: Bioenergy Program for Advanced Biofuels Fact Sheet Established by an Executive Order in 1999, the Bioenergy Program for Advanced Biofuels (BPAB) is intended to pay advanced biofuels... Read More

Updated: Rural Energy for America Program Fact Sheet

June 20, 2014 | Fact Sheets | Agriculture , Energy

Updated: Rural Energy for America Program Fact Sheet 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

Updated: Repowering Assistance Program Fact Sheet

June 20, 2014 | Fact Sheets | Agriculture , Energy

Updated: Repowering Assistance Program  Fact Sheet The Repowering Assistance Program, administered by U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development office, reimburses... Read More

Updated: Biomass Research and Development Initiative Fact Sheet

June 20, 2014 | Fact Sheets | Agriculture , Energy

Updated: Biomass Research and Development Initiative Fact Sheet The Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) provides grants to companies, universities, and government research centers to... Read More

Updated: Biomass Crop Assistance Program Fact Sheet

June 20, 2014 > Updated: July 24, 2014 | Fact Sheets | Agriculture , Energy

Updated: Biomass Crop Assistance Program Fact Sheet The Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP), a new program added to the energy title in the 2008 farm bill, was intended to spur... Read More

Updated: Biorefinery Assistance Program Fact Sheet

June 19, 2014 | Fact Sheets | Agriculture , Energy

Updated: Biorefinery Assistance Program Fact Sheet The Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program (formerly the Biorefinery Assistance Program),... Read More

Pre-cursor Earmarks (?) in the Defense Bill

June 12, 2014 | Fact Sheets | National Security

Pre-cursor Earmarks (?) in the Defense Bill Taxpayers for Common Sense combed through the National Defense Authorization legislation, as it was passed by the House of... Read More

Federal Support for the United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC): A Timeline of Taxpayer Concerns

June 02, 2014 | Fact Sheets | Energy

Federal Support for the United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC): A Timeline  of Taxpayer Concerns The United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC) was established in 1992 as a wholly-owned federal entity until it was privatized in 1998.... Read More

Just the facts about Border “Security” and Immigration Reform

May 27, 2014 | Fact Sheets | National Security

Just the facts about Border “Security” and Immigration Reform Immigration reform is a perennial topic at the forefront of the political discourse in Washington. The media reports that there is... Read More

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July 25, 2014

Van Halen Port Policy

Panama! Panama-ah-ah-ah! The lyrics from the eponymous Van Halen song from the 1980s could just as easily be... Read More