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CROmnibus Analysis Blog

December 09, 2014 | Earmarks & Appropriations

CROmnibus Analysis Blog The eagerly anticipated CROmnibus, that will provide funding for the federal government for fiscal year 2015, has finally been... Read More

Residents Recognize Medicine Bow Plant Isn’t Worth Their Support

December 22, 2014 | Energy

Residents Recognize Medicine Bow Plant Isn’t Worth Their Support Last week, it was welcome news to hear that citizens of Hanna, Wyoming are skeptical about the proposed construction of a $2 billion coal... Read More

Top 10 Tax Cherries On Top of the CROmnibus

December 17, 2014 | Budget & Tax

Top 10 Tax Cherries On Top of the CROmnibus Fresh off their $1.1 trillion CROmnibus high, the Senate approved a bill providing dozens of tax breaks to special interests. The tax... Read More

TCS Statement on the Senate Passing the CROmnibus spending bill

December 14, 2014 | Earmarks & Appropriations

TCS Statement on the Senate Passing the CROmnibus spending bill Saturday night the Senate voted 56-40 to pass the CROmnibus. As we have documented (and will continue to document) this bill has many... Read More

Stocking Stuffers in CROmnibus’ Pentagon Spending

Stocking Stuffers in CROmnibus’ Pentagon Spending The Pentagon portion of the CROmnibus is liberally sprinkled with funding for programs the Pentagon either wants to end or never asked for... Read More

Billions in Taxpayer-Backed Loans Slated for Risky Nukes

December 10, 2014 | Energy

Billions in Taxpayer-Backed Loans Slated for Risky Nukes Today the Department of Energy issued a $12.5 billion nuclear loan guarantee solicitation. More of a kitchen sink approach this time... Read More

Statement by Ms. Ryan Alexander, President, Taxpayers for Common Sense on the fiscal year 2015 Omnib

December 10, 2014 | Earmarks & Appropriations

Statement by Ms. Ryan Alexander, President, Taxpayers for Common Sense on the fiscal year 2015 Omnib We will analyze this bill and find various spending nuggets and legislative provisions, both good and bad, and then it's time to turn the page... Read More

TCS Analysis of National Defense Authorization Bill for FY2015

December 04, 2014 > Updated: December 09, 2014 |

TCS Analysis of National Defense Authorization Bill for FY2015 At Taxpayers for Common Sense, we actually enjoy combing through massive pieces of legislation like the National Defense Authorization bill... Read More

Letter to Congress: Tax Extenders Extend Deficits

December 03, 2014 | Budget & Tax

Letter to Congress: Tax Extenders Extend Deficits TCS letter to the House of Representatives outlining a better approach to tax extenders going forward. ... Read More

TCS Testimony on Disaster Related Tax Policy for the Senate Committee on Finance

November 19, 2014 | Transportation & Infrastructure

Testimony of Steve Ellis Vice President, Taxpayers for Common Sense United States Senate Committee on Finance Subcommittee on Taxation... Read More

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December 19, 2014

Congress by the Numbers

Sine Die. That’s the Latin phrase for spells the end of the 113th Congress. Phew. While we have a couple weeks... Read More