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CROmnibus Analysis Blog

December 09, 2014 | Earmarks & Appropriations

CROmnibus Analysis Blog The eagerly anticipated CROmnibus, that will provide funding for the federal government for fiscal year 2015, has finally been... Read More

Top 10 Tax Cherries On Top of the CROmnibus

December 17, 2014 | Budget & Tax

Top 10 Tax Cherries On Top of the CROmnibus Fresh off their $1.1 trillion CROmnibus high, the Senate approved a bill providing dozens of tax breaks to special interests. The tax... Read More

Stocking Stuffers in CROmnibus’ Pentagon Spending

Stocking Stuffers in CROmnibus’ Pentagon Spending The Pentagon portion of the CROmnibus is liberally sprinkled with funding for programs the Pentagon either wants to end or never asked for... Read More

Billions in Taxpayer-Backed Loans Slated for Risky Nukes

December 10, 2014 | Energy

Billions in Taxpayer-Backed Loans Slated for Risky Nukes Today the Department of Energy issued a $12.5 billion nuclear loan guarantee solicitation. More of a kitchen sink approach this time... Read More

TCS Analysis of National Defense Authorization Bill for FY2015

December 04, 2014 > Updated: December 09, 2014 |

TCS Analysis of National Defense Authorization Bill for FY2015 At Taxpayers for Common Sense, we actually enjoy combing through massive pieces of legislation like the National Defense Authorization bill... Read More

Highlights of Department of Defense Reclama of House and Senate Authorization Bills

October 31, 2014 | Budget & Tax , National Security

Earlier this month the Pentagon submitted to the Congress its views on open issues in the Defense Authorization legislation.  When Congress... Read More

Expanded Draft Solicitation for Nuclear Energy Loan Guarantee Released

October 08, 2014 | Energy

Expanded Draft Solicitation for Nuclear Energy Loan Guarantee Released On September 30, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued a new draft solicitation which, if finalized, would make up to $12.6 billion in loan... Read More

Congress Nixes Pentagon’s Latest F-35 Request

September 23, 2014 | National Security

Congress Nixes Pentagon’s Latest F-35 Request On September 8th, the Pentagon sent the Congress a request to reprogram Overseas Contingency Operations funds to accelerate the buy of... Read More

Senate Finance Committee Holds Hearing on Energy Tax Reform

September 18, 2014 | Budget & Tax , Energy

Senate Finance Committee Holds Hearing on Energy Tax Reform The Senate Finance Committee met yesterday to discuss the need for reforming the nation’s outdated energy tax laws as part of the larger... Read More

New GAO Report Recommends Cut in Crop Insurance Subsidies

September 08, 2014 | Agriculture

New GAO Report Recommends Cut in Crop Insurance Subsidies Today, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report providing more evidence that reducing federal crop insurance... Read More

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December 12, 2014

As The Congress Turns

The soap opera that is the 113th Congress took another dramatic turn in its final days. After hours of intrigue,... Read More

The Unaffordable F-35

The President’s Budget for FY2015

The President's proposed budget for fiscal year 2015 is out. Get the facts and see our analysis.

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