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Fiscal Conservative Coalition Tells Congress to Scrap OCO Deadline Gimmick

July 12, 2016 | Budget & Tax , National Security

Fiscal Conservative Coalition Tells Congress to Scrap OCO Deadline Gimmick On Tuesday, Taxpayers for Common Sense joined with 17 other fiscal conservative organizations in sending a letter to all members of... Read More

NDAA: Right/ Left Groups Urge Fiscal Conservative Positions

June 30, 2016 | National Security

NDAA: Right/ Left Groups Urge Fiscal Conservative Positions TCS and Right/Left groups sent the following letter to lawmakers today urging fiscally conservative positions for the FY17 National Defense Authorization Act.... Read More

TCS at Pittsburgh Public Hearing: Time to Fix Federal Coal, Get Fair Return

June 28, 2016 | Energy , Natural Resources

TCS at Pittsburgh Public Hearing: Time to Fix Federal Coal, Get Fair Return TCS Senior Program Director Autumn Hanna spoke today at a Dept. of Interior listening session on reforming federal coal.... Read More

TCS Joins Groups in Letter Opposing Wasteful Catfish Inspection Program

June 23, 2016 | Agriculture

TCS Joins Groups in Letter Opposing Wasteful Catfish Inspection Program TCS joined groups in a letter to House leadership this week expressing opposition to USDA's wasteful, duplicative catfish inspection program.... Read More

TCS Calls for Federal Coal Reform at BLM Hearing in Colorado

June 23, 2016 | Energy , Natural Resources

TCS Calls for Federal Coal Reform at BLM Hearing in Colorado Below are TCS Co-Founder Jill Lancelot's official remarks today at BLM's listening session in Grand Junction, Colorado on reforming federal coal.... Read More

Defense Appropriations: Right/Left Groups Urge Yes Votes on Fiscally Responsible Amendments

June 15, 2016 | National Security

Defense Appropriations: Right/Left Groups Urge Yes Votes on Fiscally Responsible Amendments TCS and other groups urged lawmakers today to vote in favor of the following fiscally responsible defense appropriations amendments.... Read More

TCS Urges Lawmakers to Vote Again to End Wasteful Provision

June 15, 2016 | National Security

TCS Urges Lawmakers to Vote Again to End Wasteful Provision TCS sent the letter below urging lawmakers to vote again to end a decades-old, wasteful requirement to ship anthracite coal from Pennsylvania to heat U.S. military bases in Germany. ... Read More

Fiscal Conservatives Agree: Make Amendment #8 In Order

June 13, 2016 | National Security

Fiscal Conservatives Agree: Make Amendment #8 In Order TCS and other fiscal conservative groups urged lawmakers to rule in order an amendment to strike a wasteful provision from the FY17 Defense Appropriations bill.... Read More

TCS Tells Lawmakers: Oppose Efforts to Limit Tax Reform Options

June 09, 2016 | Budget & Tax , Energy

TCS Tells Lawmakers: Oppose Efforts to Limit Tax Reform Options TCS sent the letter below to lawmakers urging them to vote NO on H.Con.Res.89, which would limit tax reform options by keeping a carbon tax off the table.... Read More

TCS VP Testifies at House Hearing on Water Settlements

TCS VP Testifies at House Hearing on Water Settlements Today, Vice President of Taxpayers for Common Sense, Steve Ellis, is at the House Committee on Natural Resources testifying on a deal... Read More

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July 29, 2016

Subsidizing Sand Castles

Fun in the sun may be costing you more than you think. A sobering fact: If you go to a beach along the East or... Read More

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U.S. Coal to Germany

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