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The National Commission on the Future of the Army

February 03, 2016 | National Security

The National Commission on the Future of the Army The Fiscal Year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act established the National Commission on the Future of the Army. The commissioners... Read More

TCS Urges Lawmakers to End Ethanol Blender Pump Spending

February 02, 2016 | Agriculture , Energy

TCS Urges Lawmakers to End Ethanol Blender Pump Spending TCS sent the following letter urging Senators to prohibit the Secretary of Agriculture from spending $100 million on ethanol blender pumps.... Read More

TCS Co-Hosts Panel on Ensuring Fair Returns for Public Resources

January 29, 2016 | Energy , Natural Resources

TCS Co-Hosts Panel on Ensuring Fair Returns for Public Resources On Thursday, Taxpayers for Common Sense (TCS) and the Project on Government Oversight (POGO) hosted a panel discussion on how the federal... Read More

Statement: Proposed Rule for Venting and Flaring

January 22, 2016 | Energy , Natural Resources

Statement: Proposed Rule for Venting and Flaring On Friday, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposed new rules to limit the amount of gas being vented, flared, and leaked from oil and... Read More

TCS Applauds Federal Coal Program Review

January 20, 2016 | Energy , Natural Resources

TCS Applauds Federal Coal Program Review The ad below ran in the print edition of Politico on Wednesday, January 20th.... Read More

TCS Statement: Review of Federal Coal Program Is Welcome News

January 15, 2016 | Energy , Natural Resources

TCS Statement: Review of Federal Coal Program Is Welcome News On Friday, the Department of the Interior, the federal agency responsible for managing development of federal lands and waters, announced... Read More

Arch Coal’s Bankruptcy Could Leave Millions in Clean-Up Costs to Taxpayers

January 12, 2016 | Energy , Natural Resources

Arch Coal’s Bankruptcy Could Leave Millions in Clean-Up Costs to Taxpayers Arch Coal's $450 million in self-bonded reclamation costs could fall onto taxpayers' backs now that the company has declared bankruptcy.... Read More

TCS Testimony on National Flood Insurance Reform

January 12, 2016 | Transportation & Infrastructure

TCS Testimony on National Flood Insurance Reform Today, TCS Vice President Steve Ellis testified at a House Financial Services hearing on “How to Create a More Robust and Private Flood Insurance Marketplace.”... Read More

FY2016 Taxibus - TCS Analysis Blog

FY2016 Taxibus - TCS Analysis Blog Ongoing analysis of the FY2016 Taxibus - the tax extenders and omnibus appropriations package recently released by Congress...... Read More

Letter Urging Colorado Lawmakers to Act on Wasteful Venting and Flaring

December 14, 2015 | Energy , Natural Resources

Letter Urging Colorado Lawmakers to Act on Wasteful Venting and Flaring TCS sent the following letter to Colorado lawmakers urging them to speak out in favor of updating rules for how much natural gas may be wasted from drilling on public lands.... Read More

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February 05, 2016

Final Budget Countdown

The final budget of the Obama Administration hits the street on Tuesday. It’s a week late and marks the sixth... Read More

TCS Celebrates 20th Anniversary

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Final Budget Countdown

February 05, 2016

Reports & Data

TCS Yearly Budget Request Analyses

February 05, 2016

Letters & Testimony

TCS Urges Lawmakers to End Ethanol Blender Pump Spending

February 02, 2016