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Letter to Senate Appropriations Committee: Reject more funding for F-35

July 17, 2014 | Letters & Testimony | National Security

This week the Senate Appropriations Committee began its consideration of H.R. 4870, the appropriations bill for the Department of Defense... Read More

Cut Back Needless Fossil Subsidies in Energy and Water Bill

July 10, 2014 | Letters & Testimony | Energy , Natural Resources

Cut Back Needless Fossil Subsidies in Energy and Water Bill The Green Scissors coalition urges support for the amendment offered by Rep. Jackie Speier to reduce the Fossil R&D account to FY 2014 levels.... Read More

Support common sense amendments to the Energy and Water Appropriations bill

July 09, 2014 | Letters & Testimony | Energy , National Security

Support common sense amendments to the Energy and Water Appropriations bill Taxpayers for Common Sense recommends an “aye” vote on the following amendments.... Read More

TCS urges support for Defense Appropriations amendments

June 19, 2014 | Letters & Testimony | National Security

TCS urges support for Defense Appropriations amendments TCS combed through the amendments drafted for consideration during the debate on H.R. 4870, the Department of Defense Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2015. ... Read More

Joint Letter Supporting Elimination of Ethanol Blender Pump Funding

June 11, 2014 | Letters & Testimony | Agriculture , Energy

Joint Letter Supporting Elimination of Ethanol Blender Pump Funding TCS joined 33 other organizations supporting a House Agriculture Appropriations amendment to ensure no taxpayer dollars are spent on ethanol blender pumps.... Read More

Support Pro-Taxpayer Amendments in Agriculture Appropriations

June 11, 2014 | Letters & Testimony | Agriculture

Taxpayers for Common Sense urges support for common sense amendments to the House Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, H.R. 4800... Read More

Re HR 4435: National Defense Authorization Act

May 21, 2014 | Letters & Testimony | National Security

Re HR 4435: National Defense Authorization Act This morning Taxpayers for Common Sense joined an ideologically diverse coalition calling on the House to accept certain amendments to... Read More

Too Little Reform, Too Much Waste: Oppose Water Resources reform and Development Act

May 20, 2014 | Letters & Testimony | Transportation & Infrastructure

Too Little Reform, Too Much Waste: Oppose Water Resources reform and Development Act TCS sent a letter to the House and Senate urging opposition to the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 because it contains too little reform and too much waste.... Read More

Letter to the Senate: Reject the F-35

May 16, 2014 | Letters & Testimony | National Security

On track to be the most expensive weapon system in history, at close to $400 billion, TCS believes the program warrants a second look. ... Read More

Letter to the House: Reject the F-35

April 28, 2014 | Letters & Testimony | National Security

We have analyzed the budget history of the Joint Strike Fighter, the F-35 program and urge Representatives to reject it.... Read More

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July 25, 2014

Van Halen Port Policy

Panama! Panama-ah-ah-ah! The lyrics from the eponymous Van Halen song from the 1980s could just as easily be... Read More