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Congress Nixes Pentagon’s Latest F-35 Request

September 23, 2014 | Our Take | National Security

Congress Nixes Pentagon’s Latest F-35 Request On September 8th, the Pentagon sent the Congress a request to reprogram Overseas Contingency Operations funds to accelerate the buy of... Read More

Senate Finance Committee Holds Hearing on Energy Tax Reform

September 18, 2014 | Our Take | Budget & Tax , Energy

Senate Finance Committee Holds Hearing on Energy Tax Reform The Senate Finance Committee met yesterday to discuss the need for reforming the nation’s outdated energy tax laws as part of the larger... Read More

TCS Letter to Senate Finance Committee Urging Reform of Energy Tax Provisions

September 17, 2014 | Letters & Testimony | Budget & Tax , Energy

TCS Letter to Senate Finance Committee Urging Reform of Energy Tax Provisions On Tuesday, TCS sent a letter to the Senate Finance Committee ahead of their hearing on energy provisions in the tax code.... Read More

New GAO Report Recommends Cut in Crop Insurance Subsidies

September 08, 2014 | Our Take | Agriculture

New GAO Report Recommends Cut in Crop Insurance Subsidies Today, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report providing more evidence that reducing federal crop insurance... Read More

TCS Comments to USDA on New Income Entitlement Programs

August 28, 2014 | Letters & Testimony | Agriculture

TCS Comments to USDA on New Income Entitlement Programs TCS sent official comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture about new crop insurance provisions and shallow loss entitlement programs in the 2014 farm bill. ... Read More

New Loan Guarantee Solicitation for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects Issued

August 28, 2014 | Our Take | Energy

New Loan Guarantee Solicitation for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects Issued On July 3, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued a new, expanded $4 billion solicitation for both renewable energy and energy efficient... Read More

GAO Report: Renewable Fuel Standard Costs Outweigh Benefits

August 12, 2014 | Our Take | Agriculture , Energy

GAO Report: Renewable Fuel Standard Costs Outweigh Benefits A new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report reviewed seven Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regulatory Impact Analyses (RIAs) and found... Read More

Senate Energy and Water Spending Bill Held in Committee

August 06, 2014 | Our Take | Earmarks & Appropriations , Energy

Senate Energy and Water Spending Bill Held in Committee In June, the Senate Appropriations Committee scheduled a markup of the chamber’s FY2015 Energy and Water Appropriations bill only to pull... Read More

Budget Watchdog Documents Low Federal Effective Tax Rates for Large Oil and Gas Companies

July 31, 2014 | Press Releases | Budget & Tax , Energy

Effective Tax Rates of Oil and Gas Companies: Cashing in on Special Treatment report finds variety of special tax provisions allows companies to defer billions in taxes... Read More

DKRW Again Seeking a Loan Guarantee as a Last Resort

July 18, 2014 | Our Take | Energy

DKRW Again Seeking a Loan Guarantee as a Last Resort Recently, executives from DKRW Advanced Fuels have said they plan on visiting officials at the Department of Energy (DOE) in the near... Read More

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September 25, 2014

Pricey Plane to Keep

Volume XIX No.39 The Pentagon’s fancy new fighter, the F-35, is on pace to be the most expensive weapon... Read More