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“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

Secretary Zinke on Interior’s FY18 Budget

June 20, 2017 | Energy , Natural Resources

Secretary Zinke on Interior’s FY18 Budget Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke recently testified before the House Appropriations Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies... Read More

Secret Report on B-21 Secrecy

May 15, 2017 | National Security

Secret Report on B-21 Secrecy In an ironic twist that shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, the Department of Defense Inspector General has launched a new, and... Read More

FY2017 Omnibus - TCS Analysis

May 01, 2017 | Budget & Tax

FY2017 Omnibus - TCS Analysis With 20 years of experience, TCS staff will be combing through the FY2017 Omnibus spending plan and posting our observations and... Read More

Thank You, Sen. Graham, For Defending Taxpayers’ Interests

April 26, 2017 | Energy , Natural Resources

Thank You, Sen. Graham, For Defending Taxpayers’ Interests Last year, the Bureau of Land Management issued a new rule addressing the waste of natural gas from oil and gas development on federal... Read More

Thank You, Sen. Collins, For Defending Taxpayers’ Interests

April 26, 2017 | Energy , Natural Resources

Thank You, Sen. Collins, For Defending Taxpayers’ Interests Last year, the Bureau of Land Management issued a new rule addressing the waste of natural gas from oil and gas development on federal... Read More

American Troops Deserve the Best Equipment, No Matter Where it is Produced

April 19, 2017 | National Security

American Troops Deserve the Best Equipment, No Matter Where it is Produced “Buy American” is just top-cover for protectionists.... Read More

Agriculture Committees Harvesting SNAP Savings to Feed Agribusiness

March 23, 2017 | Agriculture

Agriculture Committees Harvesting SNAP Savings to Feed Agribusiness Preparing the ground for an attempt to increase federal spending in a new farm bill, beneficiaries of federal agricultural programs are... Read More

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Weekly Wastebasket

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July 21, 2017

Flood Insurance Needs More Common Sense

You’d think that if the notoriously partisan House of Representatives could come together and pass... Read More

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U.S. Coal to Germany

The Unaffordable F-35

The President’s Budget for FY2018

The President's proposed budget for fiscal year 2018 is out. Get the facts and see our analysis.

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