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Statement on potential changes to federal onshore oil and gas regulations

April 17, 2015 | Energy

The following is a statement by Ryan Alexander, President of Taxpayers for Common Sense on the Bureau of Land Management's advance notice... Read More

Your Tax Dollars and the F-35

April 15, 2015 | National Security

Your Tax Dollars and the F-35 The day before “Tax Day” the Government Accountability Office issued a riveting (if you’re into this kind of thing like we are) new study... Read More

TCS Comments on Tax Reform to Senate Finance Committee

April 15, 2015 |

TCS Comments on Tax Reform to Senate Finance Committee It has been more than a quarter-century since the last overhaul of the tax code, and in that time it has become a confusing thicket littered with narrow carve-outs, parochial preferences, and revenue giveaways. ... Read More

Fiscal Conservatives: Maintain Point of Order for Defense Spending (Senate)

April 14, 2015 | Budget & Tax , National Security

Senator Michael B. Enzi, Chairman Committee on Budget U.S. Senate 624 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Dear Chairman... Read More

Fiscal Conservatives: Maintain Point of Order for Defense Spending (House)

April 14, 2015 | Budget & Tax , National Security

Representative Tom Price, M.D. Committee on the Budget U.S. House of Representatives 207 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC... Read More

Oil and Gas Leasing, Revenue Collection, and Fair Return for Taxpayers Discussed at Senate Hearing

April 13, 2015 | Budget & Tax , Energy , Natural Resources

Oil and Gas Leasing, Revenue Collection, and Fair Return for Taxpayers Discussed at Senate Hearing On March 17th, the Senate Appropriations Energy and Water Development Subcommittee held a hearing on the FY2016 budget requests for the... Read More

Budget Hearing: Senate Energy and Water Subcommittee discusses DOE’s FY16 budget request

April 13, 2015 | Budget & Tax , Energy

Budget Hearing: Senate Energy and Water Subcommittee discusses DOE’s FY16 budget request On March 25th, the Senate Appropriations Energy and Water Development Subcommittee held a hearing on the Department of Energy (DOE)’s... Read More

Military Unfunded (and Unexplained) Priority List

April 01, 2015 | Budget & Tax , National Security

Military Unfunded (and Unexplained) Priority List It’s Spring, finally. The promise of cherry blossoms fills the air in Washington. It’s also that time of year in the nation’s capital when... Read More

Congress Making Defense Slush Fund Slushier

March 25, 2015 | Budget & Tax , National Security

Congress Making Defense Slush Fund Slushier In the House and Senate budget resolutions, lawmakers are funneling $38 billion more into the Pentagon's slush fund than the Pentagon... Read More

Senate Budget Committee Holds Hearing on The Benefits of a Balanced Budget

Senate Budget Committee Holds Hearing on The Benefits of a Balanced Budget At a March 11th Senate Budget Committee hearing on the benefits of a balanced budget, lawmakers discussed government waste, corporate... Read More

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Weekly Wastebasket

Our weekly reality-check for federal spending. View All

April 17, 2015

Silencing Sequester Scaremongers

Before getting into the substance of this wastebasket, a little history is in order. In the wake of the 2010... Read More