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Coalition Letter: Cutting Duplicative Catfish Program Is Still Crucial

May 23, 2016 | Agriculture

Coalition Letter: Cutting Duplicative Catfish Program Is Still Crucial On Monday, TCS joined with a diverse array of nine other government waste watchdogs in sending a letter to Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) to... Read More

MILCON Is Not a “Contingency”: Support the Mulvaney Amendments

May 20, 2016 | National Security

MILCON Is Not a “Contingency”: Support the Mulvaney Amendments TCS sent the letter below urging lawmakers to support fiscally responsible amendments by Rep. Mulvaney (R-SC) to the FY17 Military...... Read More

Showers of Cash for Pentagon Contractors

Showers of Cash for Pentagon Contractors Granted, we’re writing this on the East Coast where the weather has been particularly wretched this Spring. We’re getting tired of all this... Read More

TCS President Ryan Alexander Testifies in Salt Lake City on Federal Coal Review

May 19, 2016 | Energy , Natural Resources

TCS President Ryan Alexander Testifies in Salt Lake City on Federal Coal Review Prepared remarks of Taxpayers for Common Sense President Ryan Alexander before the Department of the Interior in Salt Lake City, UT on... Read More

TCS Vote Recommendations on NDAA Amendments

May 18, 2016 | National Security

TCS Vote Recommendations on NDAA Amendments TCS sent the following letter to lawmakers today urging them to vote for fiscally responsible amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act.... Read More

Right/Left Groups Join Together to Support OCO Amendment

May 18, 2016 | National Security

Right/Left Groups Join Together to Support OCO Amendment On Wednesday TCS joined a bipartisan group urging lawmakers to support an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act on the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) account.... Read More

TCS President Ryan Alexander testifies on federal coal review

May 17, 2016 | Energy , Natural Resources

TCS President Ryan Alexander testifies on federal coal review Prepared remarks of Taxpayers for Common Sense President Ryan Alexander before the Department of the Interior in Casper, WY on ways it can... Read More

TCS Event Discusses Fair Return on Nation’s Coal

May 16, 2016 | Energy , Natural Resources

TCS Event Discusses Fair Return on Nation’s Coal TCS hosted a briefing on the reforms necessary to fix the federal coal program.... Read More

Right/Left Coalition Supports Three Amendments to FY17 NDAA

May 16, 2016 | Budget & Tax , National Security

Right/Left Coalition Supports Three Amendments to FY17 NDAA On Monday, 13 organizations spanning the political spectrum sent a joint letter to the House Rules Committee in support of three amendments... Read More

Fiscal Groups Urge Lawmakers to Kill the Resurrected Coal to Kaiserslautern Provision

May 11, 2016 | Natural Resources

Fiscal Groups Urge Lawmakers to Kill the Resurrected Coal to Kaiserslautern Provision On Wednesday, a group of fiscal watchdog organizations led by Taxpayers for Common Sense sent a letter to the House Defense... Read More

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May 20, 2016

Water Bill Redux Causing Acid Reflux

Sometimes (often?) reading legislation takes a strong stomach. Thus, it was with trepidation that we took a... Read More

TCS Celebrates 20th Anniversary