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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

Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Nearly $550 Billion Spending Bill

July 18, 2014 | Our Take | Earmarks & Appropriations , National Security

Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Nearly $550 Billion Spending Bill This week the Senate Appropriations Committee took up the Pentagon spending bill for fiscal year (FY) 2015. When all was said and done,... Read More

Letter to Senate Appropriations Committee: Reject more funding for F-35

July 17, 2014 | Letters & Testimony | National Security

This week the Senate Appropriations Committee began its consideration of H.R. 4870, the appropriations bill for the Department of Defense... Read More

Government Report: Further Delays May Be In Store for Vogtle Project

July 16, 2014 | Our Take | Energy

Government Report: Further Delays May Be In Store for Vogtle Project The project to build two nuclear reactors for the Georgia-based Plant Vogtle, owned by Georgia Power and its partners, faces many... Read More

Energy and Water Bill Passes House

July 16, 2014 | Our Take | Energy

Energy and Water Bill Passes House On Thursday, the House approved a $34 billion energy and water spending bill, providing funding for projects ranging from water... Read More

USEC Bankruptcy Filing Approved: Company to Proceed With Debt Restructuring Plan

July 14, 2014 | Our Take | Energy

USEC Bankruptcy Filing Approved: Company to Proceed With Debt Restructuring Plan Over the past two weeks, the value of the United States Enrichment Corporation’s (USEC) stock has fluctuated significantly, rising from... Read More

Cut Back Needless Fossil Subsidies in Energy and Water Bill

July 10, 2014 | Letters & Testimony | Energy , Natural Resources

Cut Back Needless Fossil Subsidies in Energy and Water Bill The Green Scissors coalition urges support for the amendment offered by Rep. Jackie Speier to reduce the Fossil R&D account to FY 2014 levels.... Read More

Support common sense amendments to the Energy and Water Appropriations bill

July 09, 2014 | Letters & Testimony | Energy , National Security

Support common sense amendments to the Energy and Water Appropriations bill Taxpayers for Common Sense recommends an “aye” vote on the following amendments.... Read More

TCS Analysis of President’s Supplemental Budget Request

July 08, 2014 | Our Take | Earmarks & Appropriations

TCS Analysis of President’s Supplemental Budget Request Today the Administration submitted to the Congress an emergency supplemental request for $4.3 billion. Here's our ongoing analysis.... Read More

New CBO Report: Biofuels are a Failed Promise

June 27, 2014 | Our Take | Agriculture , Energy

New CBO Report: Biofuels are a Failed Promise Yesterday, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a new report entitled “The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS): Issues... Read More

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July 18, 2014

Budgeting for Emergencies

Congressional wrangling over the President’s recent $4.3 billion supplemental emergency spending request... Read More