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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 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

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

Letter to OMB: USDA Catfish Program Is Embarrassingly Wasteful

December 08, 2015 | Agriculture

Letter to OMB: USDA Catfish Program Is Embarrassingly Wasteful On Tuesday, TCS joined with a diverse array of 10 other government waste watchdogs in sending a letter to Shaun Donovan, Director of the... Read More

Call for Public Access to CRS Reports

August 25, 2015 | Budget & Tax

Call for Public Access to CRS Reports August 24, 2015   The Honorable Roy Blunt Chairman Committee on Rules and Administration United States... Read More

Fannie and Freddie Coalition Letter

August 25, 2015 | Budget & Tax

Fannie and Freddie Coalition Letter     August 25, 2015   Open Letter to the House and Senate: Protect Taxpayers from Another Fannie/Freddie Bailout – Enact the Enterprise... Read More

Letter to DOE: Keep Cutting CCS Funding

July 16, 2015 | Energy

Letter to DOE: Keep Cutting CCS Funding In February, TCS welcomed the news that the Department of Energy (DOE) had withdrawn funding for the FutureGen 2.0 carbon capture and... Read More

Letter: How to Vote for Taxpayers on NDAA Amendments

May 15, 2015 | Budget & Tax , National Security

Letter: How to Vote for Taxpayers on NDAA Amendments On Thursday, as the House of Representatives debated the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), H.R. 1735, members offered a number of... Read More

TCS Backs NDAA Amendment to Stop a Shipbuilding Slippery Slope

May 15, 2015 | Budget & Tax , National Security

TCS Backs NDAA Amendment to Stop a Shipbuilding Slippery Slope On Thursday, TCS wrote the House of Representatives to support an amendment offered by Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Jared Polis (D-CO)... Read More

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February 12, 2016

Budgeting for the Last Time

The final budget of President Obama’s tenure was released this week. Coming out on Fat Tuesday was appropriate... Read More

TCS Celebrates 20th Anniversary

U.S. Coal to Germany

The Unaffordable F-35