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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

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

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

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

TCS Urges the House to Support Flood Insurance Bill

TCS Urges the House to Support Flood Insurance Bill On Tuesday, TCS sent a letter to the House of Representatives voicing its strong support for H.R. 2901 - the Flood Insurance Market Parity... Read More

Fiscal Groups Support Flake Amendment #3820 to Cut Wasteful Corps Funding

April 26, 2016 | Budget & Tax , National Security

Fiscal Groups Support Flake Amendment #3820 to Cut Wasteful Corps Funding TCS and the fiscal groups below sent the following letter urging Senators to support Amendment #3820 to cut wasteful Army Corps of Engineers funding.... Read More

Fiscal Groups Oppose Murray Amendment #3813

April 25, 2016 | Budget & Tax , National Security

Fiscal Groups Oppose Murray Amendment #3813 TCS and the groups below sent the following letter to the Senate regarding Amendment #3813 to the FY17 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill.... Read More

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May 27, 2016

Memorializing Waste

The Memorial Day weekend stretches before us, with promises of hometown parades and weenie roasts. On Memorial... Read More

TCS Celebrates 20th Anniversary

U.S. Coal to Germany

The Unaffordable F-35