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Cotton And Dairy Want More Subsidies They Don’t Need

September 08, 2017 | Agriculture

Cotton And Dairy Want More Subsidies They Don’t Need Despite the USDA projecting farm income increasing in 2017, agriculture lobbyists still demand more taxpayer cash.... Read More

Repeal of ONRR Valuation Rule Moves Forward

September 07, 2017 | Energy

Repeal of ONRR Valuation Rule Moves Forward On August 30, a U.S. District Court found that the Department of the Interior (DOI) had violated the Administrative Procedures Act (APA)... Read More

Harvey, Flood Insurance, and Sandy/Disaster Funding

September 01, 2017 | Transportation & Infrastructure

Harvey, Flood Insurance, and Sandy/Disaster Funding From our inception, Taxpayers for Common Sense has worked on the National Flood Insurance Program and disaster spending issues.... Read More

Vogtle Owner Asking for $1.6 Billion More in Loan Guarantees

August 29, 2017 | Energy

Vogtle Owner Asking for $1.6 Billion More in Loan Guarantees On Thursday, Oglethorpe Power Company reported it was seeking an additional $1.5-$1.6 billion loan guarantee from the Department of... Read More

Repealing Flood Standard Today Will Cost Taxpayers Dearly Tomorrow

Repealing Flood Standard Today Will Cost Taxpayers Dearly Tomorrow We’re seeing reports that all or part of the Federal Floodplain Risk Management Standard (FFRMS - Executive Order 13690) will be... Read More

Quick Look at FY18 Energy and Water Spending in ‘Minibus’

July 28, 2017 | Energy

Quick Look at FY18 Energy and Water Spending in ‘Minibus’ The last of the four bills in the “Minibus” is the House’s FY18 Energy and Water Development appropriations bill. The bill takes a cue... Read More

House FY18 Spending Plan for DOE Energy Programs

July 28, 2017 | Energy

House FY18 Spending Plan for DOE Energy Programs This week, the House passed four of the 12 annual spending bills needed to fund the government in fiscal year 2018 (FY18) in one... Read More

“Buy America” Provisions: The New Form of Backdoor Earmarking

July 18, 2017 | Earmarks & Appropriations

“Buy America” Provisions: The New Form of Backdoor Earmarking Have you heard? The President has declared this “Buy American” week. You know what week we would like to see? “Protect Taxpayers” week.... Read More

Pentagon Strategy Before Pentagon Budget Request: Is There a Plan for the Money?

June 30, 2017 | National Security

Pentagon Strategy Before Pentagon Budget Request: Is There a Plan for the Money? At TCS we have often called for a public debate of the goals and strategy of U.S. military engagement. More than half of the federal... Read More

Secretary Zinke on Interior’s FY18 Budget - Senate Edition

June 23, 2017 | Budget & Tax , Energy , Natural Resources

Secretary Zinke on Interior’s FY18 Budget - Senate Edition On Wednesday, the Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke appeared before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment,... Read More

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September 21, 2017

Lots of Lawmaker To-Dos

Congress may have kicked the end of fiscal year spending issue can down the legislative road for a couple... Read More

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